Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Monaco defender Marcel Tisserand, with Arsene Wenger having to consider alternatives to his top targets.
It’s been a frustrating summer for the Gunners, as after losing Per Mertesacker and Gabriel to injury, they’ve been forced into the market to try and sign a new central defender.
As noted by The Mirror, moves for Shkodran Mustafi and Jonny Evans look unlikely given the demands that those respective clubs are making in terms of the transfer fee, and so in turn, that has forced Wenger to look elsewhere.
Tisserand has now reportedly emerged on his radar, with the 23-year-old seemingly set for a move to Espanyol this month, but he will now wait to see whether or not the Premier League giants make their move.
The Congolese international is a versatile defender who can play both in the centre and as a right back, and has spent loan spells at Lens and Toulouse in previous years. Although he may not be the big name that supporters crave, he could now be the answer to Arsenal’s woes if reports are to be believed.
The Gunners fell to defeat on the opening weekend of the Premier League season at home to Liverpool, before securing a point away at Leicester City on Saturday.
With the pressure being piled on Wenger, he’ll hope to bring in some new faces before the transfer deadline at the end of the month while also ensuring that his side pick up their first win of the campaign when they travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford this weekend.
If Tisserand is the man to arrive to address the defensive problems at the club, it’s highly unlikely that it will quieten the noise from Wenger’s detractors who had been expecting major moves this summer.