Arsenal urged to sign Kalidou Koulibaly by ex-Gunners midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong

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Arsenal should rethink their switch technique and look to the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly to shore up their defence, in keeping with former midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong.

The Gunners will face Manchester United on Monday night time (kick-off 8pm) figuring out that victory would put them six factors away from their rivals and hold them within the high 4.

Nevertheless, they’ve solely gained three of their first six Premier League fixtures and needed to rating twice within the final 10 minutes to come back from 2-1 behind towards promoted Aston Villa to win their most up-to-date league sport.

Arsenal’s defence has been highlighted as the principle downside and it isn’t a brand new concern – they’ve conceded 102 targets of their final two Premier League campaigns, a determine they haven’t exceeded since 1984.

They’ve conceded twice in every of their final three Premier League matches together with throwing away a snug 2-Zero lead at Vicarage Street, leaving former Arsenal midfielder Frimpong, now retired due to damage, questioning why they signed David Luiz over the summer time.

‘I watched the game against Watford and it wasn’t good,’ Frimpong instructed Meta Scores.

‘Our defence is definitely weaker, once you examine it to Liverpool or Man Metropolis.

‘David Luiz has been making some mistakes, and in my opinion there’s little distinction between Luiz and Mustafi; I’d moderately see Calum Chambers chosen.

‘They need to be buying better defenders, like Koulibaly, who can make a big impact on Arsenal’s group.

‘Yes, a Koulibaly! They have to improve the defence to challenge.’

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Koulibaly has been repeatedly linked with a transfer to the Premier League however United are those who’ve been scouting him for longer than anybody else.

Nevertheless, they’ve by no means come near agreeing a deal as a result of Napoli proprietor Aurelio De Laurentiis values him at ‘triple the price of Harry Maguire’.

However not solely is Frimpong fearful in regards to the personnel on the pitch, he’s not even positive whether or not Arsenal have the supervisor to show the squad round.

‘I don’t know if [Unai] Emery is or isn’t the best man to take Arsenal ahead,’ Frimpong added.

‘All I do know is that Arsenal gamers want somebody to actually inspire them as a result of you’ll be able to see at Liverpool, each sport they’re at all times motivated, they press each group, however with Arsenal I really feel like gamers are too snug.

They’ve unhealthy video games and they’re nonetheless chosen. Even when they’ve a foul sport or a half respectable sport, they’re nonetheless going to play the following sport.

‘That’s the issue with Arsenal in the meanwhile; their squad is simply very light-weight.’

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