Arsenal have simply not been good enough defensively and manager Unai Emery will be looking to rectify that with activity in the summer to solve those problems.
Many can’t help but feel that with better signings, Arsenal really could be a match to their league rivals, allowing them also to finish higher up the league.
Right now though, they’re stuck with mediocrity and for Arsenal football club, that isn’t good enough.
There was once days where the Gunners were champions and everyone was aspiring to be them but with the new man in charge, it will take a few seasons for him to get it right.
However, a signing who could change everything for Arsenal’s future is the capture of RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate.
Konate, (who is valued at £16.2 million on Transfermarkt) has the potential to become a world-class defender because, at the age of 19, his ability is rising after every game he plays.
He only joined Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in the summer of 2017 but since and especially this season, he has impressed with a number of commanding performances.
With 27 appearances to his name, Konate hasn’t disappointed. Having provided three goals from his centre-back position, as well as keeping nine clean-sheets, the 19-year-old has highlighted his maturity and ability to be a match for any top striker he may come up against.
Arsenal have been torn apart defensively on several occasions this season, something an imposing defender like Ibrahima Konate would put a stop to.
It would take a fee of great magnitude to see him leave the Bundesliga but if Arsenal want to become serious contenders for the league again, this capture is definitely a step in the right direction.
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