With outcries among Arsenal fans for a proven centre-back, as well as Arsene himself admitting that he will looking in the market for a defender on numerous occasions, it seems target Gary Cahill has continued to lure the interest of the gunners after a great display against QPR.
The departures of both Nasri and Fabregas are expected to significantly boost Wenger’s war-chest by an estimated £60m, a significant fund increase that is expected to finally get Arsene to pay-out for some quality players.
Following this it has been reported that chief scout Steve Rowley was sent to the Reebok to evaluate Cahill’s performance and it is expected he will go back to Arsene Wenger full of praise.
The Englishman produced a stunning strike on the edge of the 18-yard box, contributing to the drubbing Bolton gave to QPR, showing that he has good technical skills as well as great defence which is sure to attract Wenger’s keen eye.
Bolton manager Owen Coyle said on Cahill’s performance: “Gary is good enough to play for anybody. He has the feet of a centre-forward as well as his ability to defend.
“It was a wonderful goal. We got the platform then to express ourselves.”
I have maintained a stance all summer of bolstering defence and I definitely approve the move for Cahill, if indeed it is true. Cahill would partner well with Vermaelen and produce a strong a aggressive defense that could still offer plenty on attack, with Koscielny (who looks to be improving) a suitable back-up.
While a great move though, I also can’t help wondering about our depleted midfield. Perhaps prioritising a replacement for Nasri and Fabregas would be more welcome after our lack of that final pass was on show for all to see against Newcastle. Or better yet perhaps its time to spend large and bolster defence and midfield! But can you see Wenger doing this? Leave a comment below on whether you think so!