Arsenal are looking to deal with a defensive crisis that has seen them lose several key players in their side to injury, by signing former Everton and West Brom central defenders Joseph Yobo and Diego Lugano, who are both available as free agents, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
Manager Arsene Wenger is keen to add new players to help with his lack of defenders, a situation that has come about due to injuries suffered by the likes of Kieran Gibbs and Mathieu Debuchy. Debuchy picked up his injury during the north London club’s clash with Manchester City in the Premier League at the weekend.
Despite the transfer window having closed, the club can still sign free agents for a period of time. Two of those who are available are Yobo and Lugano, who have previous Premier League experience.
Despite this, Wenger has been saying publicly that he does not want to sign a new defender, preferring to turn to youth instead, but the reality is that he might yet sign a player on a free transfer.