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Arsenal must consider Diego Godin move, not Gary Cahill

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Arsenal must consider Diego Godin move, not Gary Cahill

Arsenal have recently been linked with a move for Gary Cahill.

The Gunners are currently contending with something of a defensive crisis, with Rob Holding and Konstantinos Mavropanos both injured and Laurent Koscielny having only just returned to the picture.

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Unai Emery has been forced to think on his feet as a result of all the absentees, fielding Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner there on occasion.

New reports suggest Fulham are actually ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign the Chelsea defender, who has fallen way down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

The Gunners should let the Cottagers win this particular battle, because there’s someone else out there who could be worth fighting for.

Godin would fix Arsenal’s leaky backline

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin is out of contract at the end of the current season.


The Uruguay international, along with a few others at the Wanda Metropolitano, doesn’t appear likely to sign a new deal, with Marca (via Reuters) having reported no progress has been made after an initial verbal agreement between he and Diego Simeone.

Godin is one of the finest defenders in Europe, despite his advancing years.

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The 32-year-old, who is actually a few months younger than Cahill, has been a huge reason for Atletico’s reputation as a solid defensive team.

Where lots of defenders decline past the age of 30, Godin maintained his impeccable standards – in the same way Giorgio Chiellini has at Juventus.

Arsenal need a leader at the back, and Godin, potentially on a free, would be an incredible signing by Emery.

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