Aleksandar Dragovic

Despite possessing one of the best defensive records in the Premier League this year, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have all come under criticism for rather lacklustre performances, while back-ups Johan Djourou and Sebastian Squillaci are expected to move on in the summer.

So with Arsene Wenger on the hunt for a new central defender, the papers have linked the Gunners with Basel man Aleksander Dragovic.

The 22-year-old has been ever-consistent in the Swiss top flight, but it is his performances in the Europa League that have lead to widespread attention.

Arsenal fans will already be favourable to signing the Swiss international, as he played a vital role in knocking Spurs out of the second tier tournament a few weeks ago by finding the net just after half time to give Basel the lead, a match which the Arsenal scouting team are rumoured to have attended.

With a price tag of just £6million, Dragovic would be an incredibly cheap recruit, however, should the Gunners be aiming for more youth and potential or splash the cash on a more experienced and higher quality defender?