Arsenal fans are relieved in the Football Transfer Tavern after discovering that Arsene Wenger is looking for an immediate fix to their defensive problems after Borussia Dortmund exposed them in the Champions League.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners boss is considering free agents Diego Lugano and Joseph Yobo – who both appeared at the World Cup – to plug the club’s defensive deficiencies.
Arsenal only had three senior defenders available on Tuesday night as they were swept aside by a ruthless Dortmund side, 2-0.
They are in desperate need for a central defender to provide cover for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
Despite the transfer window closing on September 1st, Premier League clubs can still sign free agents.
Scouts have been sent to examine both Diego Lugano and Joseph Yobo, although any moves for the pair are far from completed as the club are still considering their options.
It’s key that Wenger signs a centre half with Premier League experience and both of these potential targets provide that; Yobo for Everton and Norwich City whilst Lugano has played with West Bromwich Albion.
There was at least one positive on Wednesday after scans revealed that Jack Wilshere’s ankle injury is nothing serious.
Also, Mathieu Debuchy who came off against Manchester City has confirmed that he has avoided a broken ankle.
The Frenchman revealed the news on his Facebook page saying, “No fracture but one broken ligament.
“I have to wait until Friday in order to know if I must have surgery.”
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