If Arsenal were light of centre-back options last season, the need to sign another player this summer has only increased following Thomas Vermaelen’s move to Barcelona.
Arsene Wenger does have Calum Chambers in the squad, who he has used in the centre of defence in pre-season, but it would be reckless to rely on him as the only backup to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny.
Furthermore, the Arsenal boss commented that the club would be in the market if Vermaelen moved on. With more than enough in the way of financial muscle, the club shouldn’t have a problem bringing in another centre-back of sufficient quality.
So, with that in mind, here’s a look at five options around England and Europe for the club.