One of the reasons for Arsenal not being able to maintain their title challenge was due to the lack of depth the team have in the backline.
With the likes of Saliba and Tomiyasu getting debilitating injuries at the most crucial part of the season, Arsenal were back to Rob Holding in the centre of defence. Whatever your thoughts on Holding, it’s clear that The Gunners need strengthening in that part of the field if they’re going to challenge the likes of Manchester City next season.
And now Fabrizio Romano has shed some light on who Arsenal are tracking ahead of the summer transfer window. Romano has taken to Twitter to state that Premier League clubs are tracking Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba – with the race for the centre back likely to be something to look out for in the coming weeks.
Romano mentions that Arsenal and Tottenham scouts have monitored Tapsoba in recent games, but he suggest that the race for the Burkina Faso international is wide open; while he suggest that Leverkusen will only sell for huge bid.
For those who have not heard of the player, the 24-year-old has made 46 appearances for his club this season, all the while clocking up almost 4,000 minutes of football. Tapsoba has also won 34 caps for Burkina Faso and played for his nation at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Tapsoba has been widely touted as a future star of the game with the Bundesliga website singing his praises – calling him a ‘powerful and super-quick defender’ with ‘frightening heading abilities’.