Arsenal Linked With Promising Young Centre-back Duo


Arsenal inarguably have the best centre-back pair in the world this season. Gabriel Magalhaes and Willam Saliba have been a wall in the Arsenal defence this season. The numbers speak for themselves: most clean sheets in the season. At the end of last season it was Arsenal’s defence that cost them the title. The amount of goals conceded was the main reason the Gunners finished 5 points behind Man City. Arsenal’s back line and defensive set up is the reason they were so impressive and thus inflicted a turnaround from 2022/23.

Arsenal’s Backline

Moreover, it’s because of the defence that Arsenal were so good this season. They finished second in EPL with just 2 points behind Man City and went out to Bayern in UCL quarter-final. Mikel Arteta’s side had a solid defensive line with David Raya between the sticks, William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes as the centre back pairing. While Saliba was a more cultured defender with his incredible ability to win ground duels. And helping the defensive line stay organised and calm the team. On the other hand Gabriel has been the muscle, he is quick, strong, great with the vertical passes to wingers

Moreover, Arsenal aren’t resting just there, they might end up signing a new centre-back pairing. Thus that could take them to even higher levels in a few years’ time and make them title challengers for a few years to come.

Arsenal’s defensive targets in Transfer window

Arsenal are interested in boosting their defence even more with increasing the depth. The Gunners are interested in signing two of the most promising young defenders in the world at the moment. According to the media reports TBRFOOTBALL confirmed that Arsenal’s transfer window could be very busy. And that Arsenal are very keen to bring Jorell Hato from Ajax and Leny Yoro from Lille.

Both youngsters are just 18-years-old, and if they come to Arsenal to learn together, they could be one of the best defensive pairings in the world in future. Moreover, it needs to be understood that they are already at the top of their game and will improve even more under the guidance of Saliba and Gabriel. Hato has been playing a key role for Ajax and has been gaining a lot of praise by Jordan Henderson. Meanwhile Yoro was one of Lille’s most important players, earning plaudits from Rio Ferdinand.

Arsenal’s next Promising Partnership

Arsenal’s rise to the top in English Premier League has been centred around one more incredible young partnership. The wingers, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli have been phenomenal in recent years. They joined Arsenal at the same age at the same time and since then has taken them from a mid table team to the top. Moreover, Yoro and Hato similarly could be the sorts of figures taking Arsenal to the next stage of evolution. Although centre-backs aren’t quite as fashionable as attackers, these two do have the potential to be just as impactful for the Gunners.


Furthermore, the first part of Mikel Arteta’s time as Arsenal’s head coach was defined by a young partnership based around two wingers. Meanwhile, the second part of his reign could be centred around the partnership of two incredible young defenders. Moreover, it remains to be seen if Yoro and Hato sign for Arsenal. Therefore, if they do sign for the Gunners, there are many reasons for excitement at the Emirates.

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