£40M Uruguayan answer to Wenger’s defensive woes

After conceding four goals at the weekend and losing Gabriel Paulista and Per Mertersacker to long term injury, the need for Arsenal to bring in a new central defender before the transfer window closes has become very apparent.

According to the Daily Mail Wenger’s defensive problems could be about to be solved with the signing of Jose Gimenez from Atletico Madrid. They have reported today that Arsenal are in talks with the Spanish side about a potential transfer deal for Gimenez, who has a valuation of around £40M.

The 21-year-old Uruguayan defender is said to be open to a move to the Premier League, however his lofty valuation could be a stumbling block for the move. A similar story has developed with Arsenal’s pursuit of Valencia’s Shkodran Mustafi, with the deal hitting complications due to the price tag despite the player having agreed personal terms in principle with the Gunner’s.

A cheaper potential solution which has been reported to the shock and displeasure of many Arsenal fans is a £15M move for former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans.

Who’s it going to be Arsene?


Author: chris darwen

1 thought on “£40M Uruguayan answer to Wenger’s defensive woes

  1. Wenger has been wasting a lot of time in the tw.He has bought potential rather
    than the finished product.Guys like Williams maybe old at 31 but can still do
    a job.
    I am afraid he is going to drag Arsenal down with his philosophy which aint working
    for years.
    Sacking him is the only way to ensure Arsenal will always repeat always challenge for the epl.Last season was probably his best and only chance to win the epl and
    he blew it.It aint going to be easy for him this season.
    With the defnce as always liable to concede,forget about the title. I hope I am
    wrong .
    Unless he can beat the likes of the top teams,Arsenal will have say adios to him.

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