Is Joseph Yobo the messiah for Arsenal? || Wenger knows

by Olorunwa Lawal

Former Nigerian international, Joseph Yobo, is on the radar of North London Club, Arsenal.

The club which is having some defensive lapses due to injury problems and sale of its defender without buying a replacement will are said to be looking at former Super Eagles player to salvage the situation.

Another player said to be on the radar of Arsenal is Uruguayan, Diego Lugano.

The Gunners sold Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona over the summer and were not able to replace the Belgian international during the transfer window.

Yobo and Lugano both have Premier League experience – Yobo with Everton and Norwich; while Lugano with West Brom – and both have also played in Europe during their time at Turkish side Fenerbahce.

While no move is believed to be imminent, both players could represent a short-term solution to the north London side’s defensive crisis, at least until January when a more permanent solution can be sought.

Former Gunners player Lassana Diarra is also being touted for a return to the North London side. Diarra managed just five months at the Emirates during his initial spell between 2007-08, but he also has Premier League experience with Chelsea and Portsmouth. He can offer Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini cover in defensive midfield and is capable of filling in as a full-back, if needed.

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