Arsenal News Transfer: It has been stated that Arsenal would want to strengthen their defense by signing Ajax center-back Lisandro Martinez to improve their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
The Gunners suffered a fifth-place finish in the Premier League standings the previous year. They had 69 points after playing in 38 matches and allowing 48 goals during that time. In preparation for the 2022–2023 season, Mikel Arteta is keen in bolstering the defensive capabilities of his team. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
What’s The Story?
According to a report by Caught Offside [via The Athletic], Arsenal is keeping tabs on the 24-year-old Argentine defender. The club already has several options at center back, including Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, and the recently returned William Saliba. Nevertheless, Arsenal is keeping an eye on the player.
The 13-time league champions are reportedly in the “early stages of discovering the defender’s availability”. They have only made queries about him at this moment. At this level, they have only made inquiries about him.
Martinez, who moved to Ajax in 2019 from the South American team Defensa, played a total of 36 games for the Dutch club during the previous campaign. In addition to earning the nick tag “The Butcher,” he contributed to his team’s success in the Eredivisie. He scored one goal and dishing out four assists. [ Arsenal News Transfer ]
Martinez has appeared for Ajax in a total of 118 games across all competitions. He has been personally responsible for 12 of the club’s goals during that time.
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