Apparently, according to newspapers all round, they have reported that Arsenal are intent on resolving their defensive crisis rather sooner than later
And the man in whom is seen as the man to bring the experience and talent to the back four is Tottenham’s very own Jonathan Woodgate. The 31-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is unlikely to be offered a new deal because of his poor injury record.
The Frenchman believes Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Johan Djourou are good enough defenders to win Arsenal the Premier League for the first time in seven years. But injury concerns over Djourou and Vermaelen highlights the issue of only having Sebastian Squillaci as cover.
Woodgate will be offered a one-year rolling contract according to several different sources coming from the Arsenal camp and Wenger will be keeping an eye on the centre-back to see if he is worth taking a risk on.
Over the years a number of defenders have changed their allegiances in North London. Sol Campbell left Tottenham for Arsenal in 2001, while William Gallas did the opposite last summer.