Undoubtedly, Arsenal are in need of a new central defender to replace the ageing Germany international Per Mertesacker and partner French international defender Laurent Koscielny in defence. And there have been reports linking the Gunners to signing of several centre backs. From Manolas to Rudiger to Mats Hummels to Subotic and now Kalidou Koulibaly.
According to report, joining the ever growing list of Arsenal targets is supposedly Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Mertesacker is ageing, and his slow pace could cost Arsenal in their title push next season, so it is important a perfect replacement is signed.
Gabriel is yet to settle down properly in England Premier League after a year and a half at the North London club, if he does not improve, he could find himself out of favour at Arsenal.
Arsenal youngster Calum Chambers looks to be the only real possible partner for Koscielny at the moment therefore. He has however suffered dips in form in the past, which has lead to some terrible errors.
Reports indicate Arsenal have shown an interest in the 25 year old defender, an official has still not been tabled.