Arsenal are reportedly keen on defender Jerome Boateng.
Arsenal have a defender arriving this summer in William Saliba – but they’re still being linked with another centre back.
The Gunners secured Saliba’s signature last summer before loaning him straight back to Saint-Etienne, with the youngster starting his Arsenal career ahead of next season.
Mikel Arteta also has the likes of David Luiz, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding at centre back, whilst he will be hoping to see Calum Chambers back next season and Pablo Mari’s loan could yet turn permanent.
However, Foot Mercato in France claim that Arsenal are in the market for Jerome Boateng, having failed to sign the Bayern Munich veteran in January.
Chelsea are also keen on Boateng, and Bayern are allegedly accepting that he will move on this summer with Arteta seemingly keen to lure him back to England.
Boateng, 31, did join Manchester City from Hamburg in 2010, but lasted just a year before heading back to Germany with Bayern, winning seven league titles and a Champions League there.
A World Cup winner too, Boateng has enjoyed a glittering career but is slowing down a little, and that means Arsenal fans aren’t too excited about his potential arrival this summer.
Arsenal fans think Boateng should be a ‘last resort’ signing, urging the Gunners to ‘act like a big club’ and sign Dayot Upamecano instead, with supporters feeling that another cheap experienced signing isn’t what Arsenal need right now.
No thanks we need to act like a big club Upamecano is the real deal.— AUBAMEYANG (@paularsenal6) April 7, 2020
As a last resort… Nothing more— Blanco (@AFC_Blanco) April 7, 2020
Nope. Enough with these experience cheap/free players.— Pepe Nicolas (@NicolasPepes) April 7, 2020
We don’t need him at all— Imona Godwin (@ImonaGodwin4) April 7, 2020
No.— Graham Kemp (@accountingetc) April 7, 2020
Coming to towards the end of his career looking for one last big pay day. Risk he will think it’s a step down in his career and doing us a favour. Would be bad in terms of commitment and relationships on and off the field.
We’ve got Saliba coming— MrAnon¥mou§ (@willy_fisk) April 7, 2020
No, we are in 2020 not in 2014.— Martinellismo (@Martinellismo) April 7, 2020
Last resort for depth yes but why not use holding chambers ahead of him of go look for better— ¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ (@VeerKantelia1) April 7, 2020
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