With Mertesacker ageing and Gabriel not looking like he will ever be good enough, Arsenal certainly need another centre back. And Arsenal have been linked with Serie A club Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo recently.
Arsene Wenger is known for finding unpolished players throughout the world, bringing them to the Emirate and coaching them into World best players on the planet.
Top European talents that Wenger has signed and groomed into world class player are Thiery Henry, Patrick Viera andCeseFabregaswho were all relatively unknowns when they were signed by Arsenal.
Arsenal are interested in Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo, who is relatively unknown among average fans. Murillo is believed to have the potential to be yet another Wenger phenomenon, according to Gazzettodello Sport.
Murillo, 6-foot-0, does not possess the size that many will look for in a central defender, especially when looking to adapt to the physical style of the English Premier League, but he has flashes that typical South American plays have.
Murillo, 24, has the time to development his game and if he signs forArsenal, he would be in with a chance of claiming a starting spot, something that would only accelerate his development. He will face stiff competition from Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista.
It is important Arsenal sign this young defender as Per Mertesacker is now 32, and Gabriel
doesn’t look like he is good enough.