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Leighton Baines is a player that has been previously linked with a move to the Emirates. This transfer window there does not seem to be that link, but ironically the Gunners need him more than ever.
Due to an injury crisis the likes of which is difficult to describe, Arsenal currently finds itself with no fit full backs.
Bacary Sagna, Andre Santos, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson are all out injured.
Bringing Baines in would not only provide cover in the left-back area of defense, but it would also bring in a proven Premier League defender.
Baines would not be a 'cover' purchase: Baines is a player that would start no matter which full-backs are fit.
Gooners would like to see a fit and capable defense. Leighton Baines is a player that personifies those qualities, and he would be a great addition to the Arsenal squad.