What could potentially be Arsenal’s new boss Mikel Arteta’s first signing is all but confirmed and Arsenal fans are, fair to say, not very happy about it. Reports in France and England state that the Gunners have completed the signing of PSG full-back Layvin Kurzawa, who is expected to arrive as a free transfer in the summer if the deal doesn’t go through in this transfer window. PSG have asked for a fee of €7m if Arsenal wish to buy the player before the time in this transfer window runs out. Kurzawa too has expressed an interest in signing for Arsenal as he reportedly stated that he’d prefer playing for Arsenal over Inter Milan.
Kurzawa never really settled as a left-back at Paris Saint Germain and was gradually became an uncertainty in PSG’s starting line-up. While the French full-back does have some exceptional attacking stats to boast of, his defensive fragilities are bothering the Arsenal fans more apparently. Mikel Arteta has certainly brought about a change in the mood among the Arsenal fans and though they are sceptical of the signing, his plans could well turn Kurzawa into an Arsenal hero.
A new signing doesn’t often has the fans worrying about him even before he has been out on the field for a minute. Kurzawa, however, has managed to stir up a storm among the Arsenal fans even before the club has announced his signing. While some are unable to understand why the club wants to sign a left-back with Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney already in the squad, some others do hope that he can help Arsenal fix their leaky defence a bit!
To all Arsenal fans reading this, Tierney is out for a long time with Kolasinac too injured, what do you make of this new fix at left-back, if not permanent, for the coming days?