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The Arsenal fans within the Transfer Tavern are impressed with the recent form of the Gunners but overall their performances this season have warranted another season without Champions League qualification, if they don’t win the Europa League.
At times the Gunners have looked like their normal selves, strutting around the pitch and walking through teams. Other times, Arsenal have been outperformed by the lower teams in the league and consequently lost ground on the top four teams in the Premier League.
This desperately needs to change and the only way us punters can see Arsenal challenging for a top-four space once again is if they have a big spending spree in the summer. Too many weaknesses are obvious in this Arsenal, with the most blatant one being their poor defence.
Gunners around the bar agree that their many sources of problems are coming from the centre-backs deployed, with no one you could argue is a quality player. For this to change, we believe that Arsenal should sign Kalidou Koulibaly, who is valued at £45.00 million on Transfermarkt.
The tough-tackling 26-year-old has again been a force in Napoli’s defence and it makes us wonder why no other team has seriously pursued his signature. In Koulibaly’s 30 Serie A appearances so far, 16 of those games have resulted in Napoli keeping a clean-sheet, much to the help of the Senegalese powerhouse.
Kalidou Koulibaly is a player that likes to pass out from the back but if a mistake should occur, he also has the pace and power to chase and amend the situation. It’s clear for all to see that Arsenal need to improve and signing Koulibaly this summer would be a brilliant way to start.