Emmanuel Frimpong: This is the one player Arsenal should sign

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Emmanuel Frimpong believes that Arsenal should make a move to sign Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to bolster their back-line.

The north London side have made a mixed start to the new Premier League season and have won three of their opening six Premier League games ahead of this weekend’s round of games.

The Gunners twice came from behind to seal a 3-2 win over Aston Villa last weekend but question-marks still remain about their defence, with the north London side having shipped 10 goals in the league already this season.

Arsenal are now preparing for their crunch clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night as they look to make it back to back wins in the top flight.

Former Arsenal man Frimpong feels that the Gunners have gone down a level in recent seasons and he reckons that a move for Senegal defender Koulibaly, 28, could help to solve their issues at the back.

Asked how far Arsenal have fallen recently, Frimpong is quoted as saying by talkSPORT: “Pretty far, to be honest.

“I watched the game against Watford and it wasn’t good. Our defence is certainly weaker, when you compare it to Liverpool or Man City.

“David Luiz has been making some mistakes, and in my opinion there’s little difference between Luiz and Mustafi; I would rather see Callum Chambers selected.

“They need to be buying better defenders, like Koulibaly, who can make a big impact on Arsenal’s team.”

He added: “Yes, [they need] a Koulibaly! They have to improve the defence to challenge.”

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their unbeaten triumph under Arsene Wenger in 2003-04.

The Gunners finished in fifth place and without a trophy last season under Unai Emery in his first campaign in charge.

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