3 reasons why Riccardo Calafiori is the ideal defensive target for Arsenal

  • The Gunners could have the perfect defender on their hands if they complete the signing
Calafiori has caught the eye at Euro 2024
Calafiori has caught the eye at Euro 2024 / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages
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2. Versatility

Riccardo Calafiori
Calafiori impressed with Bologna this season / Image Photo Agency/GettyImages

One of Arsenal's transfer priorities this summer is reported to be a left-sided defender and they have struck gold with Riccardo Calafiori.

Calafiori is a versatile defender as he is capable of playing at both centre-back and left-back, although is primarily the former. He has played 49 times at left-back throughout his career so no doubt would be perfectly capable of doing so.

He spent the majority of last season playing in the centre of defence for Bologna. As a result, he could be utilised as good cover for either position. His addition would be similar to that of Jakub Kiwior and could follow a similar path of player evolution. Calafiori would also provide much needed cover for the ever-brilliant Gabriel.

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