Ray Parlour has urged Arsene Wenger to sign Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic in order to fix Arsenal’s current defensive frailties.
Arsenal, in the last week, have thrown away a three goal lead against Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League and a winning position against Swansea at the Liberty on Sunday.
Arsenal lost Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona in the summer, leaving them with only three established centre-backs; Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Calum Chambers, but with Mathieu Debuchy out injured, Chambers has been forced to cover at right back. This has left the Gunners extremely thin at the back.
After these recent capitulations, former Gunners midfielder Parlour has called for Wenger to sign Matic.
“I think he needs Matic from Chelsea, he’d be the perfect player to have just sit in front of the back four and that’s what he’s got to look at.
“That’s what he’s got to look at, he’s got to look at that defensive midfielder, he’s got to look at another centre half and buy defensive players now and good characters as well who can really get into players.”
It is rumoured that the long serving Frenchman has been handed a £20 million transfer kitty ahead of the January transfer window, so it may be sooner than later that the fans see a new signing at the Emirates.