Arsenal's defensive woes seem to be a consistent nightmare for Arsene Wenger, with his side having thrown away two leads in two games.
Laurent Koscielny's return has been pushed back another month, much to the dismay of Arsenal fans, and so they may have to deal with a continuation of errors amongst the back line for up to another four weeks.
Solving the problem
The best solution for Wenger seems to be undergoing a total refurbishment of the defense in January, and rumours seem to be suggesting that Vlad Chiriches is the latest on the Christmas wish list, at least that's according to the Daily Express.
The 24-year-old may currently play for arch rivals Spurs, but Gunners fans would warmly welcome the Romanian into their squad if it meant that their defensive issues were to be resolved.
Arsene Wenger appeared to slam Per Mertesacker for being 'too slow' and Nacho Monreal for being 'too inexperienced' after the Swansea defeat, so it would seem clear that two new centre-backs would be a necessary option for the Frenchman to take.
- Juventus and Inter Milan keen on Vlad Chiriches
- Vlad Chiriches costs Tottenham points against Besiktas
- Arsenal agreed a deal to sign Gerard Pique from Barcelona
The move ahead
Mats Hummels has recently come out of the shadows to announce that he could potentially be open to move to the Emirates, lifting the spirits of Wenger a little more. It is expected that negotiations will soon take place so a deal can be done as soon as the transfer window opens.
It is also a possibility that Chiriches could make the short journey from White Hart Lane to the Emirates in the coming days or weeks to undergo talks with Arsenal back-room staff. The Romanian has made 19 appearances for Spurs since signing from Steaua Bucharest last summer, with a mere three of those coming this season, in all competitions.
With the signing of Federico Fazio in the summer by Mauricio Pochettino, Chiriches's opportunities of gaining any game time now seem to be utterly limited to the point that he has to force a move by way of handing in a transfer request.