Date: 16th May 2018 at 1:48am
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Arsenal need a major defensive overhaul this summer and they are being linked with a number of Europe’s elite.

The Gunners conceded a mammoth 51 league goals this season and sorting out the defence will be a huge task for the new manager.

There has been speculation over whether Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers will still be around next season. Meanwhile Per Mertesacker has retired and is set to take up his new role as youth-team coach.

Express has reported that Arsenal have identified Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly as a potential solution to their centre-back woes. Koulibaly is one of the best central defenders in Italy at the moment and will be an upgrade on all the defenders currently at the club.

The Senegalese who arrived from Genk in 2014 has made 120 appearances for the Serie A side. He is suggested to be valued at £53m by Napoli.