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Arsenal fans discuss reports of potential move for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa

In what has been a major area of concern for Arsenal this season, their defence has left a lot to be desired. The Gunners have conceded a disappointing 31 goals in just 22 Premier League games, and they haven’t exactly been helped by injuries.

At left-back, summer signing Kieran Tierney was ruled out for a few months with a dislocated shoulder, whilst Sead Kolasinac is battling niggling issues too. That has even led to 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka to fill in, playing there on five occasions this season as per Transfermarkt.

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It’s perhaps no surprise therefore that the Gunners are reported to be in talks with PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa to address the issue. According to RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi, the Gunners have opened discussions with the Frenchman in view to a free transfer in the summer, but that “if the need arises”, they could make an offer this month.

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After hearing about the links to the full-back, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on their supposed transfer target.

A couple of fans appeared to criticise the fact Kurzawa appears to be a “finished” player, with one supporter in particular drawing comparisons to the Gunners’ former signing, Stephan Lichtsteiner, who arrived on a free transfer at the age of 34 back in 2018.

A few fans of the north London side insisted Kurzawa’s poor injury record – he has missed 43 games for PSG since joining them – as a major reason as to why they should avoid signing him.

Whilst Kurzawa has built up considerable experience in his time in the French division with PSG, the Gunners should surely be wary of signing someone as injury-prone as he is. Since joining the Parisian giants back in the 2015/2016 campaign, the left-back has picked up injuries on 13 separate occasions.

With fitness concerns over both Kolasinac and Tierney, it would be a major eye-brow raiser if the north London side opted for Kurzawa as the man to provide cover in that area.

Meanwhile, The Athletic journalist David Ornstein provides a major update on Arsenal’s transfer plans for January.

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