Mallorca and Sevilla have both asked about a deal for Rob Holding. There are also Premier League clubs informed on his situation, as he’s still expected to leave Arsenal.
Arteta is losing three defenders Thus, the wise thing is to get at least one other top defender on board to have a quality bench so as not to struggle when there’s a defensive injury crisis.
Saying Arsenal needs to sign another defender is easy, but who do they sign?
Several defenders are linked with a move to the Emirates, but I’d suggest Arsenal sign Galatasaray’s Victor Nelson.
Nelson is only available for the £21 million release clause; he is right-footed; he excels in aerial duels; and like Saliba, he has an eye for a pass; he is a ball-playing defender; and he could be the perfect backup for Saliba. Getting Saliba’s backup should be the priority.
Gabriel has an ideal replacement in Jakub Kiwior; Oleksander Zinchenko at left back can be deputised by Tomiyasu and Jakub Kiwior, while at right back Ben White can, if not available, be replaced by either Thomas Partey or Tomiyasu.