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Arsenal boss tempted to add defensive reinforcements

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Silence fell in the Football Transfer Tavern yesterday when Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny was stretchered off during defeat at Manchester City.

Arsene Wenger may need to replace him in January, as reported by talkSPORT.

Arsenal were thrashed at City, conceding six goals in the process and Wenger has slated his defenders for their sub-par performances.

Koscielny’s injury is not thought to be as bad as first feared with the Frenchman expected to be out for weeks rather than months, but the Gunners may look at a new centre back in January to enable competitions for places.

Wenger was quick to criticise the defending of his whole team after such a successful start to the season in that area of the pitch.

“The defensive work we put in together from upfront to the back, I didn’t like it at all,” fumed Wenger.

“Until now it has been one of our strong points. That’s where we were very, very poor today. The defenders were too exposed.”

Will Arsene Wenger bring in defensive reinforcements this January and whom? Let us know your thoughts below.

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