Mikel Arteta has made excellent progress since replacing Unai Emery, winning eight of his opening 15 games. Fans have been particularly pleased with the more attractive brand of football he’s introduced.
Despite the splendid start, though, Arteta is aware changes are necessary. He’ll likely prioritise defensive reinforcements, with Axel Disasi reportedly on his radar. While Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey would make a valuable addition as a defensive midfielder.
But reports have also claimed Arteta would like to bring in a new left-back. The Spaniard has gone through his options, highlighting Tagliafico as someone who fits the bill.
Although the Argentine’s chances of joining the Gunners remains an outside bet as they’ve already got Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac on their books. While Bukayo Saka can also cover as a left-back.