Posted on Friday, 29th June 2012 by Taaza
In recent weeks, Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski have been confirmed as Arsenal’s newest arrivals. After years of selling our best talent to other clubs it looks like we are finally adding to our own.
So with two strikers in the bag already, who should be next on Arsene Wenger’s list this summer?
Personally, I think it should be Ajax’s 24-year-old right-back Gregory van der Wiel.
We’ve got a good amount of attacking players in our squad and I feel its time we sorted out our back line a little.
Looking at last seasons problems, with all the injuries defensively, I see the Holland international as a more capable player than some of our youth that we currently have who play in defensive roles.
When Bacary Sagna got injured, defensively, we could see and feel the difference. Having an experienced replacement for Sagna will make next season a little less of a rough ride, should he suffer the same fate. Despite the performances from our cameo players, who filled in for the Frenchman, Van der Wiel would be a better fit all-round.
We do have some very good young talent in defence coming through, but we need a ready-made replacement and someone who can challenge Sagna for his place, as he currently has no one to do so at present.
As for Van der Wiel’s price-tag, I reckon we could acquire him for around £8 million, providing we beat Chelsea to his signature.
Who do you guys reckon Wenger should target next?
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