Sunday, July 4, 2010

Will Arsenal Sign Two Defenders in Summer Transfer Market?

With Mikael Silvestre and William Gallas on the verge of leaving, and Sol Campbell yet to decide on his club future, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is now left with only one quality center back in Thomas Vermaelen. The only other option Johan Djourou is not as impressive as to rely on.

Reports out in the media suggest that Arsenal would very soon complete the £10 million deal with French club Lorient for their 24-year-old center back Laurent Koscielny.

Now, the question is if Wenger would be happy to go into the next season with only two quality center backs in his squad. What if Vermaelen or Koscielny suffers an injury during the busy phase of the season?

So, it seems that Wenger could consider singing another low-profile center back in the Summer transfer window, if Campbell moves to Celtic. A number of defenders have already been linked with Arsenal. However, Algerian central defender Madjid Bougherra seems to be the most notable of them all.

Bougherra has impressed with his performance in the World Cup, specially the way he stopped Wayne Rooney in the goalless draw against England. Algeria may have failed to reach the round of 16, but the Rangers center back has earned the attention of a number of clubs.

Madjid Bougherra is physically very strong and can also play as a defensive midfielder. More than that, he would reportedly cost Wenger around £5 million. So, it seems the 27-year-old fits the bill very well for Wenger and the Arsenal manager would not mind giving him a three-year contract.

The bottom line is that Arsenal is most likely to buy two central defenders in the summer transfer window.


  1. Bougghera is soo terrible it is unreal!
    if u live in scotland and see him play u will agree that he is truly horrendous and wouldnt have gotten into hull's defence last season!

  2. boughera is a great defender no doubt about it

  3. Wenger should hurry and get the defender ASAP.

  4. what ypu talkin about boughhera is one of the best defenders in scotland.