Emery starts the defence cull and considers extremely talented alternatives. After the catastrophe that was the Europa league final, it appears that Unai Emery and the club have finally lost patience with the present squad. There could be up to six players heading through the door, a mass ‘Emirategration’ if you like.
Joachim Andersen = 6'4
William Saliba = 6'4
Arsenal are finally being heavily linked with two ball playing CBs that have physical presence and are both good in the air. They are young but they would slot straight into our starting XI. We'll see a huge improvement on the defence. pic.twitter.com/O9qgdcjEhJ
— WorldwideArsenal™ (@WorldwideAFC) June 6, 2019
The mainstream press has finally caught on to the fact about Arsenal defence that both Monreal and Koscielny may be heading through the exit door, something we’ve been saying here at Arsedevils all season. Mustafi has also reached the end of the line after proving to be a constant liability.
That means the prospect of a complete defensive overhaul to the depleted and suspect defence. However, Arsenal are looking at a number of exciting purchases that offer real solutions to the seasonal collapse in defence, including Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig) William Saliba ( Saint-Etienne ) and Joachim Andersen (Sampdoria)
The pick of the bunch here is Andersen, who has real quality and can play out of defence and to feet, with the skill of a midfield baller.
He is a beautifully balanced player, that not only does the simple things well but he has excellent vision and passing ability.
According to Goal, Koscielny & Monreal could follow Lichtsteiner through the exit door. Chambers could also be sold as Emery looks to clear the decks in defence to fund some new arrivals. #Arsenal pic.twitter.com/doxSBKTk2E
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) June 4, 2019
Upamecano is more of a powerhouse enforcer, that is relentless in the chase and is reminiscent of Vieira in terms of his strength and presence. He is an awesome prospect that will add intensity to a defence that has become an Achilles heel.
Saliba is the least experienced but shows signs of being a real defensive talent. His natural attributes are his positional play and ability to read danger, something that needs to be instinctive in the role of a CB.
There is also a chance that Emery could reunite with Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno, who is a free agent. I tend to disagree with the majority of fans on social Media who don’t want the Spanish left back. I think it would be a smart move from a the point of view that Emery already knows and likes the player and that he is going to cost less than what’s currently available on the market.
With as little as £50m to spend in the transfer market, fans should smell the coffee and start being realistic on what can be done, espcially in defence.
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Arsenal are reportedly amongst a number of clubs pondering a swoop for recently departed Liverpool left back Alberto Moreno on a free transfer. [@MaddockMirror] 🥈
David Maddock is said to be very reliable in regards to news concerning Liverpool… pic.twitter.com/8TemXI6tga
— afcSource™ (@afcSource) June 4, 2019
There needs to be a blend of fresh faces, existing and academy players and anyone expecting A list purchases should seek medical assistance because in reality, Arsenal will only spend what’s available.