New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has one major obstacle to overcome following his arrival at the Emirates Stadium and that is fixing up the defence.
Most Gunners fans would not be too disappointed if he oversaw an entire overhaul of the backline and the team can’t expect be successful without a more solid defence.
One man that should be binned by Emery is enforcer Laurent Koscielny, who has been integral since arriving in 2010 under Arsene Wenger.
The 32-year-old enjoyed a few brilliant years for the North London club where he was a formidable force in the heart of defence and could read the game well.
However, the centre-back has seen his levels drop considerably in recent years and he now looks a shadow of that player.
Arsenal should offload the France international this summer to get him off the wage bill and he should still see for a decent price, despite the face he is currently sidelined through injury.
Emery needs to build an Arsenal team in his image and it’s hard to imagine Koscielny featuring as a main role moving forward.
The Gunners could do with a couple of new centre-backs if they are to see major improvements on the pitch, with the likes of Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi not up to scrap
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