Wenger swells his transfer kitty to about £50 million with Phillipe Senderos on his way to Everton. The big Swiss defender will go for a reported £6 m.
Everton is preparing for Joleon Lescott to head to City after they rejected a bid of £18m. The defender is reportedly preparing to hand in a transfer request which will make it harder for Everton to stop the eventual sale. Their need for another quality defender becomes dire should Lescott depart for City.
Toure and now Senderos departure makes the Gunners center back depth chart shallower. We have Vermaelen and Gallas but the quality and experience drop of quickly after the duo. Gallas injury late last season exposed the central defense weakness especially in the ignominious defeat against Chelsea at the Emirates. With both Gallas and Vermaelen injury prone, I think it will be in Arsenal’s best interest to bring another tough center back with proven experience to the squad.
Good luck to Senderos. His best year was undoubtedly the 2007-2008 season when he came in for Toure making 31 appearances and scored a couple of important goals.