Arsenal’s defensive woes have been evident throughout the season. 

Unai Emery’s men have often looked lethal going forward but have succumbed to some disappointing results as a consequence of frailties in their defensive third. 

This, coupled with a plethora of injuries, has made life difficult for the Gunners to thrive. 

Arsenal have not underwhelmed, as such, this term. However, they have fallen off in the past couple of months and now sit in sixth place, mainly owing to their failure to keep the goals out.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has been a dependable addition but has not shown real quality in big matches. Laurent Koscielny is back to full fitness but remains susceptible to spells on the sidelines. 

Rob Holding is another who has suffered from injuries, while Shkodran Mustafi has never really convinced in an Arsenal shirt. 

It seems only common sense that the Gunners dip into the transfer market in the summer and target a new central defender. So, without further ado, take a look at six potential options!