Former Gunner claims £45 million rated Defender ‘perfect fit’ for Emery’s Arsenal side
Former Gunners midfielder Stewert Robson has backed Arsenal’s quest to sign Harry Maguire during this summers transfer window.
Arsenal have one of the best attacks in world football and have got to the Europa League final with their ability to score more then they conceded.
However, the back-line is simply not good enough and Unai Emery will need to delve into his transfer kitty and improve the back-line.
And recent reports in the media have now claimed that Arsenal are ready to rival Manchester United for the signature of Maguire.
United have been tracking Maguire all season and were ready to try and complete a transfer deal during the January window, but Leicester did not want to sell the big man and he had no intention of leaving.
But he wants to play in the Champions League and right now United cannot offer that to him, especially as they are so far behind their Premier League rivals, it could take a few seasons for them to get back to their best.
And although Arsenal have so far failed to get back into the Champions League, there is a real chance they could win the Europa League and qualify.
And Robson thinks that he would be a great fit for Arsenal boss Emery.
“He has done quite well this year for Leicester although his injury problems have halted his progress a little,” he told ESPN FC.
“But he is a player that is as good as anybody on the ball coming out from the back in the Premier League.
“I think he is a good defender and is good in the air as he proved int he World Cup.
“I think he would be a good fit at Arsenal because Unai Emery started to try and play out from the back at the start of the season but then realised that one or two of his players could’t do it but Maguire can.
“I think he would be a hit but I am not sure that he will come to Arsenal.”
Maguire is proving that he is ready to make that step up to that next level and signing for the Gunners would give him a shot at the big time.
He is just the type of player that Emery needs to improve the back-line and although the Gunners may ultimately be put off by the £60 million price tag, they would do well to secure a deal.
However, Emery will need more than one defender to help solve his defensive issues at the club and will need all the funds he can to acquire the big names it will take to challenge for the Premier League title next season.
He is a long way off the quality of Liverpool and Manchester City, despite the fact he has taken Arsenal to the Europa league finals.