Is Arsenal well covered at the back?

In the recent seasons Arsenal has always been associated with poor defending and individual errors at the back. This trend was however thwarted in the last season as Arsenal kept a joint number of clean sheets with Chelsea.

This season, Arsenal has not kept any clean sheet in the EPL so far. The backline has not been consistent due to injuries and lack of fitness for the key defenders.

In the previous season, the key defenders were Sagna, Per, Kolscieny and Gibbs. With the departure of Sagna, Debuchy was recruited. Monreal has also been deployed as a cover for the injured Gibbs. Chambers has been used as a makeshift defender to cover either for Per or Kolscieny. At left back, an injury to Monreal would mean Flamini as the left back.

With the summer transfer closed, does Arsenal have enough cover at the back? Was there need to recruit another defender as cover for Vermaelen?

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1 comment:

James said...

Another defender is required.