EPL: Arteta needs world-class centre-back, says ex-Arsenal captain Gallas

Former Arsenal captain William Gallas feels their defence needs strengthening.

Gallas says they conceded goals too easily last season.

He told Genting Casino: “I think they need to get one centre-back, a top, world-class centre-back because it’s very important to have a player who has got a lot of experience at the back. One who can manage the defensive line.

‘Unfortunately, last season Arsenal conceded some goals, I was watching the games and I can see the centre-backs were a little bit too young and inexperienced.

“You need one experienced defender who can control the defensive line and can give information to his players, who can talk and speak with the other centre-back and the full-backs.

“People forget about that and think if you have two good young centre-backs it will be fine, but that’s not the case. I don’t think it will be fine, they make some mistakes. That was unfortunately not good for them and they lost some games because of it.”

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