Arsenal fans here at The Transfer Tavern may enjoy healthy debate about the future of Arsene Wenger with pints in hand, but one thing they are all agreed on is that they need defensive reinforcements this summer.
The Gunners conceded 44 goals in the English Premier League this season, more than any other team in the top six of the table. That’s enough to make any supporter cry into their drinks.
In order to solve that problem, you’d expect Arsene Wenger to buy some serious big money talent in the upcoming transfer window.
If he needs any guidance on that front, he knows where to look, with Gunners legend Ian Wright weighing into the issue.
He’s taken to Twitter this weekend to let Wenger know exactly who he wants to see leading Arsenal’s backline next season – Virgil van Dijk.
The Southampton defender is coveted by many fans of different big clubs in the English Premier League due to his form for the Saints, especially in the first half of this season before he picked up an injury.
The former Celtic man appears to have all the attributes to be a success at Arsenal and would add serious defensive steel to a backline that has been accused of being lightweight for years.
What do you think Arsenal fans? Is Virgil van Dijk the answer at the Emirates or do you have another English Premier League defender you’d rather see make the switch to the Gunners?