Arsene Wenger is considering a bid for twenty-one year old Ghananian international Daniel Opare, in a bid to solve Arsenal’s full-back woes, The Sun reports.
Arsenal’s nightmare season hasn’t been helped by severe injury problems affecting their back-line. Injuries to Bacary Sagna, Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs have often forced Wenger to play the likes of Carl Jenkinson and midfielder Frances Coquelin out of position.
The under-pressure Frenchman is believed to be looking at Opare to strengthen his defensive options. Opare is currently plying his trade for Belgian side Standard Liege, having signed from Real Madrid Castilla (Madrid’s reserve side) in July 2010.
Opare previously had spells at Ghananian side Ashanti Gold, before spending a season in Tunisia at CS Sfaxien. The youngster has made seven appearances for his native Ghana and was in their African Cup of Nations squad, although he failed to feature.
Despite also being linked with Barcelona (Peace FM Online), opinions on Opare’s ability appear mixed. Much criticised in the Belgian media after losing his place in Liege’s starting line-up, Opare has made just nine league appearances this season.
Just what Arsenal fans needed to hear, a promising player who isn’t really cutting it in Belgium could be on his way to the Emirates.
It’s about time Wenger signed some proven, quality players who can help Arsenal challenge at the highest level again. Although he tried to do this earlier in the season, Yossi Benayoun, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta haven’t exactly set the Premier League alight have they?
Sort it out Arsene.
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