Arsenal have been tipped to sign "serial winner" Jerome Boateng by Kevin Campbell – but the former Gunners star reckons fans may think he's too old.
Mikel Arteta strengthened the Gunners' defence in the summer transfer window, bringing in Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille.
Arsenal also retained the services of David Luiz, although the Brazilian is now 33 years old, and the north London club will be looking for a suitable replacement.
Boateng is a year young than Luiz, but his future at Bayern Munich is in doubt, and he may be available to snap up at the end of the season.
Campbell, who represented the Gunners from 1988 to 1995, believes the Germany international would be a good fit for Arsenal.
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And the 50-year-old has called on his former 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."
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