Arsenal in dire need of defenders

January 28, 2011 by   Filed under: Arsenal FC

Arsene Wenger is going to have to delve into the transfer market for a new defender if he wants to challenge Manchester United for the Premier League title.

The Arsenal manager recently confirmed he would be looking for some cover at centre-half if it seems Thomas Vermaelen would not return from an achilles problem in the near future.

The news has been bad for Wenger, as the Belgian defender has been ruled out for a further six weeks as he needs an operation to cure the injury that has seen him unable to play since August.

With Sebastien Squillaci also out with a hamstring strain it means Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou are the club’s only recognised centre backs. It did not affect them however at the weekend as their easy win over West Ham ensured they remain two points behind leaders United in the Premier League title race and the football betting suggests it will be a close run thing.

But with many important games coming in both the Premier League and Champions League on the horizon, Wenger seems to have his hand forced and he will look for a new defender to bolster his injury-hit squad and anyone looking to bet on Premier League games  should remember this.

Vermaelen has said: “I have already tried to come back three times, but the pain proved too much on each occasion.

“Recent tests showed a minor problem next to the achilles tendon has been causing the pain. That’s why I’ll undergo surgery.”

Theo Walcott was on target during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over West Ham and he claimed after the game the real Gunners were back after two disappointing results.

The England man claims the mood is “great” among the Arsenal squad and it is looking like it could be a “great year” for the club, however the Premier League title may be a little bit too far for them.


4 Comments on "Arsenal in dire need of defenders"

  1. MANGI on Fri, 28th Jan 2011 4:16 pm 

    Wenger has 2 buy an experienced defender,its been 5 yrs since Arsenal lifted a trophy,he has 2 buy no matter how much

  2. arsene-al on Fri, 28th Jan 2011 4:54 pm 

    what? huh? how old is this article? where are you getting your info from to post this now. aren’t squillachi and diaby back now, and hasnt vermaelen already gone through surgery

  3. Mickey-Stevenage on Fri, 28th Jan 2011 6:03 pm 

    Yeah mate your 100% right, this article is old and dated today. This site will not last long.

  4. Maria on Sun, 20th Dec 2015 12:31 am 

    Wenger has lost his way if he thinks snatos can replace gibbs. What makes it worse is we have money to replace him and wenger hasn’t got the excuse that there are no available players good enough to replace him. Fenebache want him so ship him out. It hurts to say but Ferguson wouldn’t put up with the non-footballer that is Andre Santos. What the fuck is going on? We had no strikers on the bench, we don’t have Strong defensive midfield player, ramsey is good but he s the same as arteta, good on the ball but doesn’t have the physical presence to impose himself on a game. At least Song had the strength to do that. We’re crying out for one!!!! We shouldn’t be content with having to just battle for 4th with a threadbare squad because we have the resources to compete with a much stronger squad if Wenger would only take a risk otherwise we’ll be stuck in $th place contention Limbo for eternity. FFS WAKE UP ARSENE! We can’t control a fucking game like we used to 27 1

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