This summer the Arsenal back-line has taken a bigger pounding than Lindsay Lohan's back-door.
Big Sol looks like he's off to Celtic to enjoy an easy ending to his career, Fish-Head is going home to the Atlantic Ocean, while Big Willy has not been seen since France's exit from the World Cup. He is rumoured to be in a mental home.
This leaves us with TWO centre-backs in Johan Djourou and Thomas Vermaelen. It that enough for an entire campaign of football?
Of course it's not I hear you scream!
It's widely believed that Laurent Koscielny, the Polish-French centre-back, will be signing for us in the next couple of days.
So with him signing, and going by my mathematics, that makes three centre-backs at the club.
We really could do with another. I think Arsene Wenger will sign another too.
In my opinion Thomas Vermaelen and Johan Djouoru will start as the first-choice pairing this season.
What's that you say Wrighty? Wenger has just spent £8.1m on Koscielny so surely he will start as one of the two centre-backs.
I think not.
Thomas Vermaelen is going to be the number one choice next season. He's earned that title and possibly a crack at the Skippers arm-band if Cesc Fabregas does leave.
Johan Djourou said that Wenger told him he sold Kolo Toure for the Swiss man to play. That's enough for me.
I think Johan has earned his stripes at the club, served his apprenticeship, and is more than good enough to start despite his doubters.
Ideally I think Wenger would like Sol Campbell to stay but I can't see it. If Sol did stay then I doubt we would see another defender joining but as I've said it looks like he is off.
For me Laurent Koscielny will begin his Arsenal career as back-up. Probably to Vermaelen due to him being left-footed like our Belgian defender.
With Koscielny being the back-up left sided center-back, Wenger will need a back-up right sided one too.
That's why I believe Laurent Koscielny will not be the last defender signing for Arsenal this summer.
Keep it Goonerish.........