Goalscoring defender amongst the three players Arsenal should look at this weekend

Jetro Willems

Marseille defender, Bayer Leverkusen striker and PSV full-back all players Arsenal should keep an eye on.

As the season comes to a close, many clubs and their supporters will already have one eye firmly focused on the summer transfer window in order to strengthen their side ready for next season. And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will certainly be no different.

The last few games have been a major turning point in Arsenal's season, especially the shocking hammering Mourinho's Chelsea inflicted on them nearly two-weeks ago.

Since then, for most supporters, the focus has been on next season. Therefore, we have decided to take a look at a few players who we think Wenger should keep his eye on for this coming weekend.

Stefan Kießling - Hamburger SV vs Bayer Leverkusen

The experienced striker, once again, has had a fantastic season in the Bundesliga, outscoring the likes of Marco Reus, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben for a second season running.

The tall-striker will need to be at his best again this weekend, as he looks to extend his goal-streak to five games, as well as adding a third consecutive Man of the Match award.

He is likely to face-off against former Chelsea and England under-21 defender Michael Mancienne, who by his own manager's admission is in great form. Nevertheless, all eyes and expectation will be on Kießling as he looks to keep up Bayer's Champions League qualification hopes.

Nicolas N'Koulou - Marseille vs Ajaccio

Concentration and professionalism is on the cards for Marseille tonight, as they look keep their European qualification hopes alive against Ligue 1's bottom side Ajaccio. 

Marseille have really come undone in recent weeks, and in the last game were happy to salvage a late point against second bottom Sochaux. On that night, it was a late Nicolas N'Koulou goal that saved the French giant's blushes and kept them in touch of Lyon and Saint Etienne.

They will be looking to stay away from a similar situation when they play Ajaccio tonight, and will need a dominant and professional performance to put the relegation battlers to bed.

Jetro Willems - Heerenveen vs PSV Eindhoven

In what is touted as the biggest game of the weekend in Holland, 5th placed Eindhoven take on a 6th placed Heerenveen, in a match that could be a potential season changer.

Despite being one of the league's top goalscoring sides Heerenveen are dangerously close to losing their grip on the race for the top four. A win for PSV could put them third, above both Vitesse and FC Twente, if results go their way.

Therefore, it is imperative the young Dutch international full-back is absolutely on-point tomorrow, in a game which could show whether he is a confident or not under-pressure. 

Plenty of Premier League sides are reportedly interested in the talented 20-year-old and it could be down to games, like tomorrow, that persuade the big clubs to pull the trigger on a deal.

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