You’d definitely question the ambition of any club that would not take advantage of the transfer market to bolster/reinforce their squad.
Despite Arsene Wenger”s submission that he will bolster his squad in this window, Arsenal have been the most passive club in the transfer market among the top Premier League clubs.
According to reports, Arsenal have made inquiries about the availability of France international and Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu. The report states that Arsenal want the French tough tackler on a loan deal as a makeshift defender for the short term.
The injuries to Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertesacker means Arsenal are without a first team centre back at the moment.
Although, Arsenal are close to completing a deal for Mustafi, Wenger is keen on add more legs to his shabby defense.
Mathieu, 32, joined Barcelona in the summer of 2014 from Valencia. He signed a four-year contract worth €20 million and the buyout clause was set at €50 million.
At 32, you wonder what he can add to a team like Arsenal in the Premier League. The player is a fringe player at Barcelona and might fancy giving the premier league a shot.
French outlet SFR Sport say Turkish giants Besiktas are also interested in the 32-year-old Barca man.