Please Wait . . .

‘Saliba goes straight in but Arsenal still need to add’ – Campbell calls for more defensive signings
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
07-Apr-2020, 06:39 pm

‘Saliba goes straight in but Arsenal still need to add’ – Campbell calls for more defensive signings


William Saliba Saint-Etienne 2019-20

William Saliba will go straight into the Arsenal starting XI, says Kevin Campbell, but the Gunners are considered to still be in need of another centre-half.

David Luiz was acquired from London rivals Chelsea in 2019, while Pablo Mari was taken on a short-term deal from Flamengo during the winter transfer window.

It could be that his loan deal is turned into a permanent agreement, with the Spaniard impressing before competitive football shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Big things are also expected of Saliba, with the 19-year-old set to officially complete a switch from St Etienne at the end of the current campaign - having been allowed to spend 2019-20 on loan in his native France.

Campbell believes the talented youngster will be handed a prominent role at Emirates Stadium, but Mikel Arteta has been urged to scour the market for further defensive reinforcements.

The former Arsenal striker told the Chronicles of a Gooner podcast: "We made a very astute signing last year which many gave the club stick for: Saliba.

"At least we've got a centre-half, a big, strong, quick, centre-half who is going to go straight into that side. He has to.

"Do we need another one? Yes we probably do. Will we get one? Who knows?

"If we can get Saliba in and bed him in nicely then at least the defence is a lot younger and is a lot stronger."

While the Gunners are being urged to further bolster their ranks on the field, the right option appears to have been found off it.

Arteta has offered cause for optimism through the opening months of his reign, with only two defeats suffered in 13 outings, and Campbell believes the former Arsenal captain will prove to be a success back in familiar surroundings.

He added: "We've got the right manager but now we've got to get the right players in.

"I don't think we've got the right balance of player in our system to play the way Mikel Arteta wants. There's a lot of toing and froing of who knows what's going to happen with this season?"

With Premier League football in lockdown, Arsenal sit ninth in the table - eight points adrift of the top four with 10 games due to be taken in.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Luka Modric, Real Madrid, La Liga 2020-21

Sevilla vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: ...

Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla in La Ligao...
Vardy Leicester 2020

Zorya vs Leicester City Betting Tips:...

Leicester City can confirm their place as Group G winners when they make the ...
Harry WInks Tottenham 2020-21

LASK vs Tottenham Betting Tips: Lates...

Premier League leaders Tottenhamare aiming to secure qualification to the Eur...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2020-21

Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna Betting Tips:...

Arsenal will be looking to tie up first place in the group when they welcome ...
Marcus Rashford Bruno Fernandes Man Utd

Manchester United vs PSG Betting Tips...

Manchester United welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford on Wednesday wi...

Transfer

Yunus Musah Valencia

Valencia sign USMNT teenager Musah to...

Valencia have announcedthey havelocked down teenage star Yunus Musah to a new...
David Alaba Bayern Munich 2020-21

'It's not an issue at the moment' - F...

Bayern Munichhead coach Hansi Flick has said that a new contract for defender...
Eduardo Camavinga Gareth Bale Jonathan Barnett

Real Madrid will have to deal with Ba...

Real Madrid will likely have to deal with Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnet...
Lionel Messi Barcelona 2020-21 PSG

Messi to PSG? Al-Khelaifi responds to...

Neymar took a route-one approach to attracting the interest of Lionel Messi, ...
Radu Dragusin, Cristiano Ronaldo, Frank Lampard

Chelsea wanted Dragusin but playing w...

Recent Juventus debutant Radu Dragusin was being courted by Chelsea before th...
image-top-scroll
`