Willy Boly has told BeIN Sports during a Q&A session that he would not leave Wolverhampton Wanderers to join Arsenal – but joked that if the entire team moved to Arsenal, he would go to north London.
Boly, 29, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Wolves. He is regarded as one of the most underrated central defenders in Premier League football right now, but his future is somewhat in doubt.
Now with 105 appearances for Wolves since joining the club from Porto, the 6ft 4in defender has become a fan favourite at Wolves. The Sun claimed back in October that Arsenal were interested Boly.
Asked by an Arsenal fan during a Q&A session with BeIN Sports if he would join the Gunners, Boly stated he would “never” join Arsenal and claimed Wolves do not fear the Gunners. But he would go to Arsenal, if his teammates did.
“No, never. Arsenal is a very good team – everybody can see that. but, on paper, we are not afraid of Arsenal. If Arsenal are coming here on a Saturday, I don’t think Arsenal are thinking they are going to win easily,” Boly said.
“I don’t have to go to Arsenal. Maybe if all the team goes there, I would probably be there.”
TBR’s view – Would Boly improve Arsenal?
Without a doubt. David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis have all struggled at centre-back this season while Rob Holding has only just returned to the team and Calum Chambers has struggled for fitness.
Arsenal need a defender with pace, experience, strength and aerial ability. They need a defender with leadership, an aura that strikes fear into a striker. Boly is that kind of defender, he would be an excellent Gunners signing.