The right back area of Arsenal’s squad has been a conundrum in recent years. Since Bacary Sagna departed, the club has had no consistency in that area. New signing Mathieu Debuchy was almost immediately ousted from a first team spot by the emerging Hector Bellerin. However after a nasty injury to the young Spaniard, Ainsley Maitland-Niles attempted a similar emergence but has failed to perform consistently and is now well out of favour under Mikel Arteta. January signing Cedroc Soares, albeit as an initial loan, seemed to spell the end for Ainsley whilst there are question marks over Bellerin’s ability since that long term injury.
We all hope Hector can get back to his best. As a youngster, running up and down the right flank contributing so much both going forward and defensively, it all seemed so promising
for Hector, but there are now genuine question marks as to whether he is really good enough to be the starting right back for a club aiming to be in the Champions League, as EU online casinos expect.
For me, Arsenal need to dip into the market for a top level right back and the name that stands out is Nodri Mukiele.
Aged just 22, the 6ft 2 defender is capable of covering at centre back as well as starring as a right full back. Despite his young age the player is improving with every game and has excelled in the Champions League and helped Leipzig towards the top of the Bundesliga table. A senior call up for France is surely just a matter of time away, even with the plethora of young talent France currently boasts.
With both PSG and Tottenham reportedly sniffing for his signature, Mukiele is unlikely to come cheap, but for me anything under £40million would represent a good investment in a young player that is already more than good enough to start for Arsenal and capable of becoming world class in his prime.