Mikel Arteta strengthened Arsenal’s defence in the summer, bringing in Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, but he has been asked to add another centre-back.
Jerome Boateng’s future at Bayern Munich is in doubt, and he may be available to snap up at the end of the season.
Former Gunners star Kevin Campbell believes the Germany international would be a good fit for Arsenal.
And the 50-year-old has called on the north London club to make the transfer happen, telling fans that believe he is too old: “Beggars cannot be choosers!”
Campbell told Foobtall Insider: “You can never have enough quality and you can never have enough players who have done it at the top level.
“Looking to maybe recruit someone like Jerome Boateng shows where the club is at.
“Gabriel and Saliba would benefit from having somebody like Boateng at the club. I am not sure how long David Luiz will be at the club so Jerome Boateng could be that experienced player who helps others fulfil their potential.
“Arsenal need characters. They need strong characters who have been there and done it at the top level. Jerome Boateng is certainly one.
“If you put it out to the Arsenal fan base they will say, ‘Oh he is too old.’ But beggars cannot be choosers and we need experience. He is a serial winner.”