While everyone is busy trying to guess which striker Arsenal will sign, no one is discussing which centre back should be signed. Unfortunately one of the main centre back targets of Arsenal could be going to our rivals. Report indicate London club Chelsea has prepared an improved offer for Arsenal target Kalidou Koulibaly reportedly around the region of £34 million and that the player will undergo a medical with the Blues on Monday.
The 25-year old defender enjoyed a splendid spell with the Napoli last season, playing 42 games and going on to earn a name for himself as one of the best centre-half’s in the Serie A.
Many top European clubs were put on alert after reports emanated that negotiations of a new contract with Napoli had stalled.
According to report, Arsenal was also interested in signing the defender, with Koscielny, Mertesacker both in their 30s and Gabriel Paulista, Calum Chambers regarded by fans as inconsistent to be relied upon.
It is still possible for Arsenal to get their target if Wenger dip his hands into his pocket and spend as much as he earns for the club, as an opportunity to offer Champions League football next season could put the Gunners in pole position to sign him.
Koulibaly’s technical ability and his physical presence are attributes that would help him fit into the English game seamlessly.