Arsenal have leaked goals this season and some people are suggesting that Arsenal need a new central defender. I don't think that we do.
The options that Arsene Wenger has at his disposal are more than adequate if he plays the best partnership.
The emergence of Johan Djourou means we don't need to strengthen at the back. Why waste money on a player we don't need?
Johan Djourou and William Gallas are the best partnership at the club and are more than capable of providing a solid back-line.
When the pair are played together they seem at ease. They suit each others styles.
Djourou is the dominant of the pair who will attack the ball at every opportunity and Gallas is left to do what he is best at, sweeping up any danger.
It works. There is no need to buy anyone at the back. When they've played together Arsenal look a lot more comfortable in defence.
If Arsene Wenger keeps the partnership then that is a very solid base to build upon.
What we lack is a protector of the defence. We've been linked with Xabi Alonso again. He would be ideal.
Liverpool haven't been hard to break down for no reason over the last few seasons. As well as having a great defence they have had Alonso sitting in the holding role in front of them.
Signing Alonso would be a superb piece of business by Arsene Wenger. He would suit Arsenal's passing game and he can mix it up with his great vision of long range balls too.
A spine of Djourou-Gallas, Fabregas-Alonso, van Persie-Adebayor would look very good to me!
Keep it Goonerish...............