Arsenal’s defensive rebuild
Last season Arsenal’s defence wasn’t great.
Arsenal finished the season in sixth place, while the conceded 51 goals in 38 games.
Unai Emery has now replaced Arsene Wenger, and the new manager has already set about rebuilding the Gunners backline.
Stephan Lichtsteiner has joined, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos is on his way.
Frieburg defender Caglar Soyuncu has also been linked with an Arsenal move, and he’s now opened up about what’s going on.
Caglar Soyunc presses Freiburg
According to a Turkish source called Gones, Caglar Soyuncu has made it clear he wants to join the Gunners:
Arsenal are an option & I want to go there. But I have 3 more years on my current contract and everything depends on the club [Freiburg].
I received offers from teams in Turkey. I would not be able to give you a name, but I rejected them. I do not think about playing in Turkey at the moment.
I want to continue my career in Europe…I want to play for the biggest clubs.
Caglar Soyuncu is a 22-year-old Turkish international. Soyuncu can either play at right-back or centre-half.
Soyuncu is under contract with Frieburg until 2021, while last season he made 30 appearances for his club in all competitions.
It’s believed Arsenal may have to spend £30 million to sign Caglar Soyuncu this summer.
Santi Cazorla & Jack Wilshere
Now that it’s clear that Jack Wilshere is leaving Arsenal, Santi Cazorla has shouted out the midfielder on social media.
Crystal Palace, Everton and West Ham are just some of the clubs linked with Wilshere.
— Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla) June 21, 2018