Date: 9th June 2017 at 4:30pm
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Former Gunner Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal should sign a commanding centre-back like Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane this summer.

The 24-year-old Frenchman made the breakthrough and established himself at Real Madrid under and has been linked with the likes of and in the past due to his commanding displays at the back for the club.

Arsenal still look frail at the back and it’s an issue that many will feel need addressing this summer having finished fifth in the and failing to qualify for the Champions League next season.

has already added to his defensive line by signing Sead Kolasinac on a free from Schalke, but Nicholas believes his former club need to sign a strong centre-back to fix their ongoing problem:

‘He needs another big-name centre-back, someone like Raphael Varane. He has spent big money so I’m not critical that he isn’t prepared to do that.’

Wenger brought in Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia for big money and also from Bolton for £2million last summer, but the Gunners still look short of options, and many of faithful will agree that another centre-back signing this summer, someone like a Varane, would certainly improve their back-line.