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.
“I’d be in for Samba to help out in defence. Thomas Vermaelen is one of the best centre-halves in the Premier League and they need to get him back as quickly as possible.
“They need a strong defensive centre-half to play alongside him though, and Samba would make the perfect partner.”
Samba himself made it clear that he wanted to join Arsenal in the summer, and he yet again proclaimed his wish to leave Ewood Park last week and even threatened to go on strike to force a move.
The big defender didn’t turn up for Blackburns win over Fulham this weekend, claiming that he had a stomach bug, but his manager Steve Kean is refusing to be blackmailed into letting him go. He said: “He’s not for sale, it’s as simple as that.”
“He’ll be back in again and hopefully ready for Everton,”
Should Wenger get Samba in and send one of his other centre-backs out on loan? Maybe Djourou?