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Emery gets a sea of defensive options as missing stars reach near fitness after International Break

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The much maligned Arsenal defence will get a shot in the arm within weeks as it’s missing components regain fitness. Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Dinos Mavropanos are on the comeback trail to boost Arsenal’s campaign.

They will be back in full training for Arsenal soon but will obviously lack match fitness, however, the fact that reinforcements are in the way will be a relief to Unai Emery who needs champions league qualification above everything else.

It will also change the possible dynamics of the side with Bellerin on the right, Tierney on the left, Holding or Mavropanos dropping into the centre and perhaps a slight shunt forward for David Luiz to partner Lucas Torreira. That’s what I’m hoping.

Luiz would be a great addition as a ball playing holding midfielder and it’s perhaps the next stage of his natural progression at this stage in his career. His range of passing and finding gaps in opposition’s midfield is praised highly by many football fans and is known very well for his through balls as well and can highly benefit Arsenal.

I’m not saying that defensive problems at Arsenal are things of the past but with the arrival of Saliba next season, possibly paired with Holding, Emery may have completed 70% of the puzzle. Arsenal have invested very wisely this transfer window but could also look for another center back in the January transfer window with many players already linked with the Gunners.

The Spaniard  may have to spend again to get another option at the back or look long and hard at the Arsenal academy players to see what he can use or promote. Zech Medley is one of the academy player Arsenal must look for with the young center back already played a few games with the senior squad in the pre-season.

With matches starting to follow thick and fast including Watford and Eintracht Frankfurt in their first Europa League group match, Arsenal will need as many fit defenders as possible.

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Arsenal fans are excited to see their new signing Kieran Tierney play and the the sottish full back is said to be ahead of his schedule and can make an appearance for the club earlier than expected. Same goes for Holding and Bellerin where both are expected to finish their rehabilitation earlier than expected.

Arsenal’s next five fixtures – Watford Away (PL), Eintracht Frankfurt Away (UEL), Aston Villa Home (PL), Nottingham Forest Home (EFL), Manchester United Away (PL).

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Anti Kroenke , anti Gazidis but always a gooner. Still wishes he could watch from the stands at the Highbury library.

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