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Arsenal: Gunners interested in move for Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng

Arsenal: Gunners interested in move for Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng - Arsenal

Arsenal aren’t ruling out a move for Bayern Munich man Jerome Boateng in the January transfer window, according to The Sun.

It is being reported by the British publication that the current Bayern boss Hansi Flick has told the 31-year-old that he cannot offer him regular first-team football.

Flick is also reported to have told Boateng that he will not stand in his way if he wanted to leave the club for another in the near future.

Arsenal could be in the market for a centre-back after Calum Chambers was ruled out for between six to nine months with an anterior cruciate ligament injury (via The Guardian).

While it may seem an attractive transfer, a move for Boateng would be a step in the wrong direction for Mikel Arteta’s side.

In appointing the 37-year-old Spaniard, the Gunners have already committed to a plan that would suggest youth would be the way forward. And at 31-years-old, Boateng is anything but young.

A mixture of his recent form and injury record would also suggest that despite his experience, he would be a terrible signing for the north London outfit.

For comparison’s sake, Boateng has made the same number of fouls and has been dribbled past more than Arsenal’s David Luiz in league football, showing his incredible weakness at the back.

And with regards to his injury record, it really doesn’t make for pretty reading with Boateng having suffered 15 separate injuries since the start of the 2017/2018 season (via Transfermarkt).

Replacing the injured Chambers with an older, more injury-prone player really doesn’t make sense.

The Gunners are a club who are looking to plan for the future and should be looking at younger options, who can develop under Arteta’s stewardship.

Arsenal fans, what do you think about a potential deal for Boateng? Let us know your thoughts!


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