Arsene Wenger has expressed the need to sign tall players in the transfer window, obviously in an attempt to rectify frailties in defence that were seen as a key reason to Arsenal’s failure last season. As such, we have been heavily linked with both Christopher Samba and Gary Cahill as possible partners with Vermaelen at the back.
With an £8m offer already rejected for defensive target Christopher Samba, Tottenham are ready to join the race to sign the experienced central defender to reinforce their aging backline with coach Harry Redknapp reported to want two experienced central defenders. –the mirror
With Samba already stating his desire to leave Blackburn, it is almost certain that he will leave for another club, making it a two-horse race between Arsenal and Spurs.
Although having a rejected bid, Arsenal are set to put an improved offer on the table with the added benefit of Champions League football to lure the tall defender away from White Hart Lane, tipping the scales in Arsenals favour – the bookies placing the transfer at a massive 1/10 to Arsenal!
Do you think Samba is the answer to our defensive problems? Do you think he will form a solid partnership with Vermaelen? It can safely be said he offers more defensive capability then Djourou or Koscielny, especially in the air.