Date: 4th November 2015 at 6:52pm
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Arsenal are a club renowned for bringing young players through and seeing them succeed in the first-team. However, sometimes money has to be spent.

With both Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the back-end of their careers, in the next few seasons it’s likely Arsenal will sign a new centre-back, whilst it’s a similar situation on the left-side of the Gunners defence.

Gabriel Paulista was signed in January, and has succeeded superbly, providing some experience to the back-line; so it’s likely that next time in the transfer market Arsenal will move for a younger player who can be a part of the first-team for years to come.

Here,¬†Jonathan Kaney¬†has identified five promising young defenders in European football that would be superb additions to Arsenal’s defence immediately and in the long-term.

Hit the navigation buttons to see FIVE ideal young defenders Arsenal should target!