Arsenal told they need players like Boateng at club and urged to make move ‘for serial winner’
Arsenal “need characters” like Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng, according to Kevin Campbell.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta may not have spent a ton of money in the transfer window, but the players that he managed to bring to the club have added some much needed quality to the squad, especially the signing of Thomas Partey.
But despite all the hype surrounding the Spaniard before the season started, Arteta has seen his side become very inconsistent and have already lost four of their opening eight Premier League fixtures.
That has led to some speculation in the media that Arsenal are actually interested in trying to secure a deal for Boateng, who has been linked with a move away from Bayern over the past few weeks as all indications suggest that they are open to letting the German leave.
And amid all the speculation, Campbell hopes his old club will reignite their interest in Boateng next year, with it his belief that the German would bring much-needed experience to the Gunners’ back-line.
“You can never have enough quality and you can never have enough players who have done it at the top level,” the former Arsenal striker told Football Insider.
“Looking to maybe recruit someone like Jerome Boateng shows where the club is at.
“Gabriel and Saliba would benefit from having somebody like Boateng at the club. I am not sure how long David Luiz will be at the club so Jerome Boateng could be that experienced player who helps others fulfil their potential.
“Arsenal need characters. They need strong characters who have been there and done it at the top level. Jerome Boateng is certainly one.
“If you put it out to the Arsenal fan base they will say, ‘Oh he is too old.’ But beggars cannot be choosers and we need experience. He is a serial winner.”
Boateng is an experienced player, but he is not Thiago Silva and would actually struggle if he made the move back to the Premier League.