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Arsenal may have too many attacking players if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joins the club

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Ben Darvill

Kevin Campbell has claimed that if the attacking players Arsenal have been linked with do join the club, then Arsene Wenger will have to find a way to play them all. If this is true, then it could leave the Premier League outfit even weaker at the back, with most of their problems stemming from their poor backline this season.

Alexis Sanchez is edging closer to a move away from Arsenal this winter as the biggest stage of the current window draws to a close. It seemed at first that he would join Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, but he is on the verge of becoming a Manchester United player instead.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will reportedly swap places with the Chilean as Arsene Wenger manoeuvres what is actually a very good deal for the Gunners. With the manager looking to strengthen, it has also been reported that Arsenal are interested in bringing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the club.

The striker could link up with his former-Dortmund teammate Mkhitaryan in what Wenger may see as a partnership that could rejuvenate their Champions League push. Of course, the move may be a long way off yet, but Kevin Campbell has cited some issues of bringing the two new players and Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette into the same squad.

Sky Sports reported that he told Premier League Daily: “You’re going to have to [play them all] because if they come to the club they are going to have to play”.

“You can fit them in but you have to organise the back four and the midfield defensively. You need world-class players. You need a world-class centre-half and a world-class defensive midfielder in order to compliment those world-class players”.

A lot of Arsenal’s problems have stemmed from their propensity to attack and ignore their defensive issues. Wenger has been accustomed to utilising just one striker, but he may have to switch to using two in order to make the most of Lacazette and Aubameyang if the latter joins the club. If Mkhitaryan and Ozil also start, it means Wenger must balance his side with a very-defensive central-midfielder, or their defence will be left exposed to opposition sides.

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