Thierry Henry: It’s clear that Arsenal need to make this signing

Thierry Henry says it has been obvious that Arsenal have needed defensive reinforcements this summer

Thierry Henry has claimed that it has been obvious all summer that Arsenal are in need of a new central defender.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a bid to bring a new centre-half to The Emirates in recent days after Gabriel Paulista joined Per Mertesacker on the sidelines due to injury ahead of Arsenal’s opener against Liverpool.

Arsenal are thought to now be urgently searching for defensive reinforcements as the summer transfer window approaches its conclusion.

However, former Arsenal captain Henry says that it was clear that the Gunners were in dire need of cover at the back even before their latest injury crisis.

Writing in his column for The Sun, Henry said: “Even before the injuries to Per Mertesacker and Gabriel, it was clear that Arsenal needed to sign another centre-half.”

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph when Henry was still playing at Highbury back in 2003-04.

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The Gunners won the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015 but ended last season without a trophy as they finished 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City.

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