The Arsenal faithful here in the Football Transfer Tavern are well aware of their side’s ongoing defensive crisis; with two of Arsenal’s first choice central defenders all out with long term injuries – but we may finally have some good news…
After weeks of failed transfer attempts for targets such as Shkodran Mustafi, Arsenal have reportedly given up on the transfer after negotiations came to a halt.
According to this report by the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are looking for experienced defensive steel in the heart of their defence, and have turned to Southampton defender Jose Fonte as the man to provide them with that steel.
Whilst not carrying the star power of a star like Mustafi, Fonte is an experienced defender with knowledge of the Premier League, making his adaption immediate – exactly what Arsenal need.
In fact, our Landlord thinks that Jose Fonte could just be the perfect final puzzle piece as Arsene Wenger looks to build an unstoppable back four.
With that, could this be the potential new-look Arsenal defence?
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