Arsenal’s need for a centre back in the January transfer window is well documented. The Gunners backline was absolutely shambolic in the 2-0 loss to Southampton on new year’s day and it well very well matches on what Arsene Wenger had claimed earlier that needs defensive reinforcements in the winter transfer window. Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker are the only available centre backs while Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy have filled in but the London side have always looked vulnerable.
According to reports from the Daily Star, the Gunners have received a surprising yet massive boost in their pursuit of St Etienne defender Loic Perrin. The Frenhc side’s manager Christophe Galtier said that the club will listen to offers by any potential suitors should any bid be tabled.
Galtier said, “Loic Perrin is a special case that I will look after personally. I’m not saying the door is open but if a surprising offer is made we would have to listen to Loic and his wishesHe is a player who has spent all of his career at the club. Arsenal are a big club in a big league.”
The recent developments comes days after Wenger had highlighted the need for transfers, “There is a need there [to buy], but the right opportunity has to come up. To buy [just for the sake] to buy is not what we want to do, but if the right opportunity comes up, we will do it.”