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Arsenal should be wary of signing defender following Man United link: Opinion

Arsenal should be wary of signing defender following Man United link: Opinion - Arsenal

Arsenal go into the off season with high confidence after a 3-1 win at Burnley saw the club finish on a high.

Despite missing out on the top four by just a single point, things are looking up for the Gunners and manager Unai Emery following his first season in the Premier League.

Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang picked up the golden boot after notching twice on the final day, and there is plenty for the club to optimistic about heading into what is sure to be another exciting Premier League campaign in the 19/20 season.

However, this weekend has seen the club once again linked with a move for Man United defender Eric Bailly, with the Ivorian reportedly available for a move from Old Trafford if his £30m asking price can be met.

Here in the Tavern though, we are unsure if Bailly is the answer for Arsenal in their pursuit of a top defender, and his time at United has hardly been ideal as the club continues to struggle.

While the Ivorian international has plenty of assets as a defender, he can often come across as clumsy and indecisive, and his various injury problems also make for dismal reading for any potential suitors.

Bailly arrived at United with a reputation and was expected to be the man who tightened up a leaky defence and plugged the gaps for years to come. It’s not quite gone to plan though for Bailly or the Red Devils, and if a summer move is on the cards, Arsenal might do well to steer clear.

£30m is a lot of money to pay for a defender who has yet to prove his best in the Premier League, and if Arsenal have any sense about them, they’ll strongly evaluate any potential move before jumping the gun.


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