Although there is one game of the season left to go, it’s safe to say Arsenal are in need of defensive improvements this summer.
You can argue that the Gunners defence is a large reason as to why the club failed to finish in the Premier League top-four and are the main culprit as to why fans are nervous for Wednesday’s crucial Europa League final fixture against Chelsea.
The likes of Shkodran Mustafi and Stephan Lichtsteiner have haunted Arsenal fan’s dreams all season, but with the summer window now open, the club now have the chance to exorcise those demons and bring in the players that can solidify the backline, and one name has been made available.
Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has been advised by club president Uli Hoeness to ‘find a new challenge’ after a difficult season with the Bavarian club, and with Arsenal being previously linked with the defender, the Gunners could land a major coup.
Signed from Manchester City in 2011 for a reported fee of £11.8 million, Boateng would be a significant improvement on what Arsenal already have at the club. Sokratis has impressed in his debut season in north London but has found it hard at times to do all the work on his own with Laurent Koscielny lacking the pace he once had and Mustafi being Mustafi.
Boateng would plug a major hole in Arsenal’s team, and with Bayern seemingly willing to let the former German international walk, the defender could be available on the cheap for Unai Emery.
Arsenal fans, can the club attract Boateng this summer? Let us know!