Paul Merson: Arsenal need a presence of a centre half, an organiser
Written by Jeffrey on April 27, 2011 4:45
Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes the Gunners need to sign a centre back during the summer’s transfer window.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Englishman explained that an organiser is needed at the heart of the Arsenal defence as he added that the Gunners are not far away although a “little bit of tweaking here and there” is needed if they are to be a real threat during the 2011/2012 campaign.
With 13 goals conceded at home and 23 on the road, Arsenal’s defence is the worst in Premiership’s Top Four this season with manager Arsene Wenger saying last season that “when you concede 40 goals you don’t win the championship and I want to rectify that”.
With Thomas Vermaelen finally over all his injury problems, Arsenal will have the Belgium International, Johan Djourou, Sebastien Squillaci and Laurent Koscielny all available for next season with reports suggesting that England’s Gary Cahill could join from Bolton Wanderers.
On what Arsenal need, Merson said:
They need a presence of a centre half, an organiser. There’s not a million things to do, just a little bit of tweaking here and tweaking there and that would be the difference between them being a real threat next season.