Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Top 10 Defenders Wenger Must Sign This Transfer Window

« Prev
1 of 12
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Arsenal Transfer Rumors: Top 10 Defenders Wenger Must Sign This Transfer Window
Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

With half the month over, and half the transfer window gone with it, this is the time, where any Gooner can tell you, that Arsenal's transfer window is just beginning. Wenger has always made the transfers in the final days of any transfer period, and this time this tradition seems imminent.

It has become a situ, rather than a mere unfortunate coincidence to see Arsenal stumble against weaker sides, and the traditional aftermath were the players claim that the opposition were playing anti-football and rugby-like tactics have become tedious and mundane.

Indeed, the opposition usually play against Arsenal in an anti-football like behavior, especially the weaker sides, but what did the players expect?

Teams like Ipswich and Leeds cannot play attacking football against a team like Arsenal, that would be suicide, as they aren't even in the Premier League, and they found themselves playing against one of the most attacking teams on the planet. It was only elementary that Ipswich and Leeds would play the way they did, and none can blame them.

Arsenal have been fodder for the weak this season, games like New Castle, Braga, Leeds and Ipswich aren't a fluke, but rather a mistake that Wenger refuses to learn from. Sometimes you need to do more than just pretty football, George Graham can attest to that.

Arsenal disappointed in the first leg of both the FA cup and the League Cup, and are lucky to be still in the FA cup, as Leeds were looking to shock the world like they did with Manchester United last year, but Arsenal were lucky to equalize. That doesn't mean much at this point in time, seeing how the Gunners are stuck between a rock, and a surprisingly hard place, one they shouldn't have even been in at all.

Wenger has stated that he is in the market looking for a defender, news that will come as a breath of fresh air to Gooners everywhere, seeing as how Koscielny and Squillaci have been truly far from impressive, and Vermaelen is nowhere near a full recovery.

Thus leaving Wenger assume the role of a helpless man. But at least Wenger can take solace in the grandiose performances and displays witnessed by Johan Djourou, arguably Arsenal's best defender thus far.

There are certain players Wenger must consider. It takes a lot of courage to admit one's mistakes, especially when they are as fresh as the two summer signings Wenger has made, but the Arsenal manager must face the truth and come to the realization that the French duo do not have what it takes to make Arsenal's season.

There are, however, quite a few players who are worthy enough to wear the Arsenal shirt and defend the Gunners' goal with style, precision, and most of all, consistency.

Each one of the top 10 defenders in this list brings something new to the table, something that has been missing from this Arsenal side in recent seasons.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Arsenal from B/R on Facebook

Follow Arsenal from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Transfer News

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.