Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger now has to find perfect and reliable centre-back to stack up the Gunners defence and partner Laurent Koscielny.
Neither Calum Chambers nor Gabriel have impressed greatly since he arrived at the Emirates, while the club new signing Rob Holding doesn’t seem to have enough experience of playing at the top level.
A centre-back will now be the Gunners major priority this summer transfer window, as French manager enters his final year in charge. Kostas Manolas I think, could ease our defensive problems.
The AS Roma’s defender as attracted interest from Arsenal and their bitter West London rival Chelsea this summer.
The Greet defender has been putting in solid performances for the Italian club since he arrived in 2014, notching 86 appearances in all competitions for the Romans.
The 25-year-old missed just one of the Roma’s matches in the last campaign, with which he had a success rate of 56% for his 49 tackles in the season. The Greek according to Squawka, also averaged more than 4 clearances and almost 2 interceptions per game.
However, Roma will not let the former Olympiacos centre-back leave the club cheap, as the club is believed to be holding out for a £40m transfer fee.
The Gunners are more in greater need of his services as looking at the present squad; they are unlikely to win the Premier League title without finding a reliable defensive partner for Laurent Koscielny.