English Premiership

Gunners looking for 'free' defenders

2014-09-18 12:04
Arsene Wenger (AFP)
Cape Town - Arsene Wenger is exploring the option bringing in an out of contract defender in order to provide cover for his defence.

The Daily Mail report that Arsenal are interested in bringing in an experienced defender to help contain their defender crisis.

With only Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny available to play in central defence, Wenger is reportedly looking at former West Brom defender Diego Lugano or Joseph Yobo to provide some much need cover at the back.

Both players have English Premiership experience and both are available on a free transfer.

Arsenal are allowed to sign either of the players despite the transfer window being closed as both players are out of contract.

Wenger did receive some good news on the injury front as Mathieu Debuchy's ankle injury is not as bad as first thought.

"No fracture but one broken ligament," said French defender on his Facebook account.

Wenger will wait until Friday to learn whether the player will require surgery.

"I have to wait until Friday in order to know if I must have surgery." said Debuchy.

Arsenal face high-flying Aston Villa on Saturday, September 20 at Villa Park.

Kick-off is set for 16:00.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 16 December 2017
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v West Ham United, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Newcastle United, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Chelsea v Southampton, Stamford Bridge 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Burnley, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Huddersfield Town, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 17 December 2017
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United, The Hawthorns 16:15
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool, Vitality Stadium 18:30
Monday, 18 December 2017
Everton v Swansea City, Goodison Park 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.