Martin Keown urges Arsenal to raid Genk for defensive pair

Date published: Thursday 24th October 2019 4:07 - Will Ford

Martin Keown believes Arsenal should sign Genks’s central defensive pair after watching them conceded four goals to Liverpool on Wednesday night.

Despite the loss, Keown, the former Gunners defender, was impressed with Colombian duo Carlos Cuesta and Jhon Lucumi during their Champions League defeat in Belgium.



Keown told BT Sport: “(Cuesta) looks some player by the way, both Colombian central defenders look pretty decent.

“If I was an Arsenal scout – and never have been, never been asked to comment ever as a former player on prospective purchases – these two are not bad, I can tell you.”

Arsenal are also reportedly weighing up a swoop for Red Bull Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano in January, after their summer bid of £40million was rejected, with the Bundesliga side holding out for a fee closer to his £82million release clause.


Arsenal instead landed David Luiz from Chelsea on Transfer Deadline Day but will be looking to add further depth to their defence.


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