‘Good Player, Wouldn’t Mind Him’ ‘Tavares Is Better’ Arsenal Fans Discuss Potential Move For Ex Spurs Defender

‘Good Player, Wouldn’t Mind Him’ ‘Tavares Is Better’ Arsenal Fans Discuss Potential Move For Ex Spurs Defender

Arsenal are considering Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters as a potential replacement for the injured Jurrien Timber, according to The Express.

With Timber expected to be sidelined for a number of months, Walker-Peters could be an ideal stopgap solution, with his ability to play in both fullback positions.

However, fans on X (formerly known as Twitter) are split on whether recruiting the former Tottenham defender is a good idea:

Why are Arsenal considering signing another fullback?

As Timber was signed as an addition to the defence that has not seen any significant departures since last season, you would be forgiven for thinking whether the Gunners actually need a replacement.

However, it is believed that Kieran Tierney could also be offloaded on a permanent basis before the transfer window closes so recruiting someone like Walker-Peters does smake sense.

Walker-Peters is not the only target being looked at

In addition to the England international, it has been suggested that Leicester’s Timothy Castagne could be considered, having been targeted by Arsenal as a cut-price option previously.

Alternatively, manager Mikel Arteta and sporting director Edu may head down a different route. They may, for example, target a centre-back instead such as Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte, who can play as a left-back if and when required.

The arrival of the Spanish international would also mitigate any potential departures in the middle of defence.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.