Arsenal fans have made no secret of the fact that they’re desperate to sign a defender in what’s left of the January transfer window. The Gunners are thin on the ground at the back with a number of defenders out, however, even in their desperate state, they don’t want to sign Gary Cahill, who they’ve been linked with by The Daily Mirror.
Arsenal will try to sign Gary Cahill before the close of the January transfer window on Thursday. [Mirror] pic.twitter.com/pvry8csAcX
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) January 27, 2019
To call Gary Cahill a veteran would be an understatement. The English centre-back is now 33-years-old, and whilst a lot of defenders don’t peak until they hit 30, Cahill certainly isn’t near his peak. The ex-Aston Villa and Bolton man has been a Stamford Bridge loyal since January 2012, and it would be a real shock to see him end his seven-year stay at the club to follow Petr Cech to The Emirates.
However, the Gunners are running out of both time and options, and with Chelsea reportedly ready to let the defender go, it would make sense if he was to leave as he’d be given plenty of first-team chances at Arsenal, and that’s something he’s just not getting with the Blues as he sits behind Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and even the lesser fancied Andreas Christiansen in the pecking order.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on the Cahill rumours here:
I'll take heskey at cb at this rate…
— ʀᴇᴇᴠᴀʜ (@ReevaH_) January 27, 2019
Yeah we’re a joke
— Romael Corbin-Powell (@HamAndNutella) 27 January 2019
This is getting really sad right now
— Just Tony (@whodisqamar) January 27, 2019
He will get injured within 3 games
— Josh (@joshmill96) January 27, 2019
I'd rather Steve bould clean his boots and play in defence than cahill
— Unai's Gunmen (@Anonymous1076) January 27, 2019
We are really securing the title of banter FC
— Sobi (@sobikhan_01) January 27, 2019
This has to be a joke.
— Kieran Carey (@kierancarey20) January 27, 2019
@Elliott10210 sign him and we may aswell pack it in for this season and the next
— Dónal Kelly (@Dkell2799) January 27, 2019
Tony Adams to the rescue…
— Benjamin Botchway (@Kojo_Gunner) January 28, 2019
Bring Mourinho in to teach us how to park the bus.
— Roger Woo (@emperorwoo) January 28, 2019
The Gunners want nothing less than to sign Gary Cahill and would hate to see Unai Emery bring in the unwanted Chelsea man.
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