Arsenal urged to try and sign 33-year-old centre-half

Darren Bent reckons Arsenal should try and make a move to sign Gary Cahill before the transfer deadline

Unai Emery
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Darren Bent believes that Arsenal should make a move to try and sign Gary Cahill to bolster their defence before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The north London side have been relatively active in the summer transfer window but they have not brought in a new centre-half as things stand.

Unai Emery’s team look as though they will have a good choice of attacking options heading into the new season, especially after the club-record signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille last week.

However, Arsenal fans will likely agree that their defensive woes have not been properly addressed in the summer transfer window as the deadline draws nearer.

Now, Bent has expressed his surprise that a club like Arsenal have not tried to make a move to sign the 33-year-old Cahill, who is a free agent after having been released by Chelsea FC this summer.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Bent said: “It’s quite surprising not more people have moved for him, even someone like an Arsenal.

“As a defender, as an out-and-out defender, he’s good Cahill, he’s one of the best.

“He’s experienced, he’s won the biggest trophies in the game – Champions League, Europa League – played for England.

“He’s slightly older, so maybe that’s the reason.”

Arsenal will kick off their Premier League campaign with a trip to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

The north London side finished in fifth place in the table last term and without a trophy after they lost the Europa League final in Emery’s first campaign in charge.

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