The root of Arsenal’s problems this season has been their defending, which is dreadful for a top-six side. The Gunners have conceded 36 goals so far and kept a handful of clean-sheets, with their leaky defence often costing them valuable points. According to reports (via Sky Sports), Unai Emery’s side has eyed a defensive reinforcement in Matthias Ginter to bring in the summer.
The German international’s been enjoying a solid season with Borussia Monchengladbach, who’ve come up as surprising Bundesliga title challengers. Ginter’s assured figure has played a vital role, as Die Fohlen has conceded the joint-lowest number of goals in the league.
Ginter’s helped his side keep 7 clean sheets in 15 games and contain the dangerous attacking prowess of their opponents. He’s recorded some impressive stats as well, averaging at 1.3 tackles per game as well as more than 4 clearances in each game.
He’s only gotten booked once and been a very composed figure to enable his side to remain as an impenetrable force. A definite upgrade over the erroneous Shkodran Mustafi, Ginter can definitely improve the sorrow state of Arsenal’s defence. He can blend in well with Sokratis and form a well-balanced defensive line. Ginter’s also experienced enough to guide his fellow defenders into keeping a tight shape.
Not an over-aggressive defender, Ginter’s intelligent defending can help bring back stability to the Gunner’s back-line. They reportedly face competition from Tottenham Hotspur for him and need to work fast as his signing could solidify their defence for the long-term.