Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell says Arsenal should sign Virgil van Dijk as well as one of Jean Michael Seri or William Carvalho.
Have you heard of this Virgil van Dijk guy? Apparently he’s pretty good. So good that everyone pundit alive thinks their club should sign him.
Kevin Campbell has joined the chorus, saying on Twitter that Arsenal need a defender of Van Dijk’s stature. “Arsenal need three or four top class players to really challenge for the title. A top class defender and top class midfielder especially,” he said on Twitter.
“Van Dijk would fit the bill 100%. Need a big time defender and he is someone who knows the league well.” While Arsenal have done some good business this summer, there’s a feeling that it’s still incomplete.
The Londoners are going into the new season without Laurent Koscielny (suspended), while the likes of Per Mertesacker, Gabriel and Shkodran Mustafi are injured. Manager Arsene Wenger has makeshift options at the back
A shiny new striker has done nothing to distract from issues in midfield and at the back, where the depth isn’t quite as good as it needs to be to win the Premier League this season.
Van Dijk is the hot name right now after handing in a transfer request at Southampton. He’s been mostly linked with Liverpool, but Arsenal are said to be interested as well.
As for a midfielder, Jean-Michael Seri has been the most mentioned, but Arsenal have yet to solidify their interest. Barcelona have been linked with his services.