Arsenal urged to sign Napoli star who would have ‘real impact’

Date published: Thursday 26th September 2019 5:52

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has called on the club to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidiou Koulibaly if they are to improve as a team.

The Gunners have started the season in mixed fashion, winning three league games but also drawing two and losing one.

While Unai Emery‘s side have been electric going forward this term – especially Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – their defence has looked shaky, with summer signing David Luiz and centre-back partner Sokratis Papastathopoulos both making mistakes leading to goals.

Speaking to Meta Ratings, Frimpong added that improving at the back will be one major part of any improvement to the current Arsenal side.

When asked how far his former side had fallen, the 27-year-old said: “Pretty far, to be honest. I watched the game against Watford and it wasn’t good. Our defence is certainly weaker, when you compare it to Liverpool or Man City.

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“David Luiz has been making some mistakes, and in my opinion, there’s little difference between Luiz and Mustafi; I would rather see Callum Chambers selected. They need to be buying better defenders, like Koulibaly, who can make a big impact on Arsenal’s team.

“They have to improve the defence to challenge.”

Koulibaly has been previously linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United.

 

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