Rio Ferdinand questions Arsenal interest in Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic

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Former England defender Rio Ferdinand questions why Arsenal would be interested in Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, firmly insisting that they need a centre-back rather.

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has actually questioned why Arsenal would be interested in finalizing Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic, firmly insisting that they need a centre-back more than a new assaulting player.

The Gunners are among the Premier League clubs to have actually been linked with a move for the 22- year-old, who has actually scored simply 2 goals for Los Blancos given that his ₤54 m summer change to the Spanish capital.

Jovic has actually been promoted as a possible replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is approaching the final year of his contract, however Ferdinand thinks that they ought to be targeting other locations of their team as a concern.

“He is someone who could add something to Arsenal but I don’t think Arsenal need a player in that position,” Ferdinand stated during an Instagram Q&A.

“Arsenal need centre-halves. They need centre-halves who can safeguard and play. I played against Arsenal teams with the likes of Sol Campbell and Tony Adams I do not see that now. They have numerous great footballers however you need a mix.

“Why are they going for Jovic when they need to be looking at centre-halves? Arsenal is a fantastic club, what a club. But they need to get it right in other areas of the pitch.”

Arsenal’s existing centre-back alternatives consist of David Luiz, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari

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