Arsenal in the market for a new centre-back? Fazio who?

Arsenal in for Sevilla defender?

There’s a lot of Arsenal transfer news getting around at the moment and in most cases it’s probably all rumours, however this one particularly interested me because there seems to be some genuine links as well as some important things to consider.

According to various media reports, Arsenal is looking at Argentina and Sevilla defender Fazio. There have been reports in the past about Fazio and interestingly Arsenal were reportedly very close to signing the centre back in 2009, only for the bid to be rebuffed at a later stage. However if the story is true it would seem that once again Wenger is looking back at his former targets.

Djourou set to partner Koscielny against Liverpool?

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger is extremely angry at the Belgium national squad manager and representatives after they used Vermaelen for the whole 90 minutes in the midweek match despite knowing that he’s injured and needs to rest.

“It looks like Belgium has made a decision which I still do not understand and will look to see if we can put a complaint in, because firstly they forced the player to travel, then they forced him to play 90 minutes after being injured.

Wenger urged to buy Samba to settle the Arsenal defence

Arsenal have had terrible injuries to their defence for the last three or four seasons and this year is just as bad, if not worse, but Wenger has announced he is only looking for a loan signing to get through the next few months.

But the ex-Arsenal manager George Graham thinks that Blackburn’s Christopher Samba would be the perfect partner to Thomas Vermaelen in the Arsenal back line and could bring some proven Premiership stability to the defence with the worst record in the country.

“You look at the Arsenal back four and they keep changing. Both of the full-backs are injured and they’re playing centre-halves there,” Graham said.