With Per Mertesacker in the wrong side of 30, Arsenal certainly need another centre back especially as it seems Gabriel is never going to be the sort of centre back we were hoping he will be. And to this end, we have been linked with the signing of various centre backs in the market.
Unfortunately one of the easiest to sign targets is set to sign for our rivals. According to various reports including from reliable sources such as ESPN, Skysports and the BBC, Chelsea have had a bid accepted by Napoli for the signature of Kalidou Koulibally.
Kalidou Koulibally was first linked with Arsenal but as it is with many deals, other clubs wait for to know Arsenal targets and then bid to sign the targets. From all indication the high rated Senegalese is on his way to Stamford Bridge rather than to the Emirates which is a real shame especially considering he is the sort of defender we could do with right now.
Kalidou Koulibally was a key member of the Napoli team last season as they finished second on the Serie A table. With he now gone, Chelsea have made themselves stronger while we continue to dither in the transfer market. This summer is fast taking the shape of that of last summer.