Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has made a big transfer claim on the defensive aspect of the team.
According to the Sky Sports pundit via the Daily Express, the Gunners could sign highly-rated Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in this January transfer window.
The Arsenal legend revealed that the England international centre-back is better than the other defensive options at the disposal of Gunners boss Unai Emery.
Former Hull City and Sheffield United defender Maguire has seen his stock rise in the past months after his heroics for the Three Lions of England at last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Harry Maguire was in very good form for an England side that finished fourth at the end of the tournament.
Arsenal are in the transfer market for a new centre back in this transfer window with Unai Emery keen to address the lack of defensive solidity in his team.
The Gunners have struggled to perform consistently on the defensive front and that has seen Arsenal emerge with one of the worst defensive records in the top ten of the Premier League.
Arsenal have conceded a whooping 31 goals in the 21 Premier League games played since the start of the season.