There has been a lot of talk about Arsenal needing to sign a new left-back following the departure of Gael Clichy to Manchester City. Arsene Wenger has spoken now and quashed any speculation that we have been having that Arsenal are after the likes of Jose Enrique and Leighton Baines to join Arsenal this summer as the new left-back. Arsene believes that we do not need to sign a new left-back as we have enough players already at Arsenal to fill the role.
“We have Kieran Gibbs, Armand Traore and Thomas Vermaelen who can play at left back so we have what we need,” Wenger said during a press conference on the Far East tour.
Now this news will be met with mixed reaction by the fans.
Gibbs is still a bit too in-experienced but we know Wenger has put in faith in the young players in the past and I expect him to have Gibbs as the first choice left-back for Arsenal this coming season.
As for Varmaelen, I think it is a really bad idea to have him play at left-back as he is best suited at playing in central defence. Varmaelen should only be used as a left-back when we are really in trouble and do not have Gibbs or Traore fit to play.
I still believe that Arsenal need to go out and buy another left-back who would be a first choice player. What do you think?