Here are the players that are currently in our squad as CBs:
We also know that Chambers, Tierney and even Xhaka could play there.
So we have five CBs and then three players that can play CB if needed, including two defenders. So technically, we have a lot of CB options.
We should keep 4 CBs as part of our rotation (knowing that Chambers or Tierney could play there if needed) and it seems that Holding, Gabriel and Mari are all staying so who should be our fourth one?
A. Mavropanos who had a good season in Germany.
B. Saliba who had a good run at Nice although nothing stellar either.
C. A new face.
If we decide to keep only 4 CBs (which makes sense tbh), we have a few options:
- Sell/loan Mavro, sell/loan Saliba and bring in a CB
- Keep Mavro, loan/sell Saliba
- Keep Saliba, loan/sell Mavro
My inkiling is that Arteta will want five CBs in the end and may keep either Mavro or Saliba and bring in an experienced CB in the squad.
If we need liquidity, then Mavro will be sold… tough choices regarding Mavro and Saliba. For me, Saliba needs another loan but in the EPL…
What are your thoughts?