Arsenal are largely expected to splash the cash on a defender and/or goalkeeper in the summer, but perhaps the long-needed managerial change will be the answer to the problems at the back instead.
1Two birds, one stone
Arsene Wenger is not known as a defensive-minded coach, especially as of late.
Arsenal have allowed 46 goals in the Premier League this season, good for 8th place defensively.
Last season Arsenal allowed 44, 7th place.
With Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker ageing out of their prime years, Arsenal have struggled to find a strong defensive partnership (or trio, at times).
Shkodran Mustafi, particularly has been a bit of a comedy of errors this season.
Cech and Ospina’s struggles behind them have not helped the situation.
Many are calling for a defensive overhaul through the transfer market this summer, but with a new manager, Arsenal may improve defensively without changing anyone.