Arsenal fans worried club will fail to sign a new centre-back by deadline

One of Arsenal’s biggest problems last season was their defence, particularly in the closing stages of the campaign.

Shkodran Mustafi was the villain numerous times as he made some notable errors that led to goals for the opposition.

Laurent Koscielny also had some shaky moments before he was struck down with a serious injury, which will keep him on the sidelines until the winter.

New manager Unai Emery signed Sokratis to boost central defence, but the recent loan departure of Calum Chambers to Fulham has left the club with an opening.

Besiktas’ Domagoj Vida was a name that entered the rumour mill, but with only a few hours left until the window slams shut, Arsenal are running out of time to recruit a new defender.

According to theĀ London Evening Standard, if a move for Vida does not come off – and it looks unlikely that it will – Emery is happy with the options that he already has.

Unfortunately for the Spaniard, the club’s fans do not feel the same way.