Arsenal have now gone 21-games unbeaten but that run has come at a cost for the Gunners as they have lost multiple players to injury.
At the weekend, Arsenal were made to work hard for their win by Huddersfield but thanks to another goal from Lucas Torreira, the Gunners registered yet another three points.
Unfortunately for Unai Emery, he has lost Rob Holding – who was beginning to put together a solid run of form – for the whole season and therefore Emery needs to dip into the transfer market in order to bolster the backline.
Laurent Koscielny is only just returning to full fitness and aside from him, Emery only has Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos as the only recognised centrebacks in the squad.
With that in mind, the Mirror is reporting that Arsenal are considering a move for Real Valladolid defender, Fernando Calero.
The 23-year-old defender has been incredibly impressive for the La Liga side and has been a huge part of the club only having conceded 15 goals this season – the fourth best in the league.
A classical Spanish defender, Calero is brilliant with the ball at his feet and always looks to play forward. With Emery instituting a style of play that starts with the defenders being able to play out from the back and pick the ball up from the goalkeeper, Calero would be a superb fit.
He might at times gamble on the ball but overall, he could prove to be a shrewd piece of business and a solid long-term acquisition.
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