This summer Arsenal should be looking to improve their defensive personnel following their poor performances in the Premier League last season, however this has not stopped the media from linking the Gunners to a vast array of wingers. From Yannick Carrasco and Ryan Fraser at the start of the summer to Wilfried Zaha and Malcom most recently, the constant rumours surrounding wingers have many Arsenal fans fuming as they believe the club should be sorting out the backline instead of the attack. Some Arsenal fans are also unhappy that the club is constantly “in talks” with players and never actually securing any deals.
Arsenal’s defence was a major problem last season, only keeping eight clean sheets and conceding 51 goals. With the club being reportedly tight for funds this summer, it seems like the smarter option to spend big on the defence given the firepower at the club. Strike partnership Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang managed to score 38 goals in all competitions between them last season, which led to the Gabonese striker being the joint winner of the Premier League golden boot.
Here is the full reaction to the rumour:
It's possible a deal for Arsenal to sign Barcelona winger Malcom on loan this summer can be done. [@Kike_Marin_] pic.twitter.com/v3f1VEI5Mq
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) July 7, 2019
Might as well just have 11 wingers and see what happens. Actually might keep more clean sheets
— Liam Gillies (@eatingliam85) July 7, 2019
Get him on loan and then get the DEFENDERS !!!!!!
— JaiCoyle (@jai_coyle) July 7, 2019
2098 : we’re being heavily linked today with keiran Tierney it’s very likely this deal will get done
— Asp Pear (@AspPear) July 7, 2019
I’m sick already!! We are always on a verge of completion and yet still nothing seems to happen.
— Meek Milly (@AubaLaca10) July 7, 2019
Why haven’t we done any more business? Anyone annoyed? Or is it just me?
— Jameca (@InEmeryWeTrust2) July 7, 2019
Too many links yet nothing is happening, the transfer deadline and we hastily sign average players, ,, press REPEAT!!!
— Jesse Kãkã Gitere (@KakaIzMe) July 7, 2019
Any defenders coming in
— Just Tony (@whodisqamar) July 7, 2019
Sick of it. Close to getting deals done and yet no new signings to talk of. So much for Raul and his “contacts”. New people, same old problems
— Stealthgunner (@Stealthgunner14) July 7, 2019