Unai Emery should have signed ex-Chelsea star for Arsenal, claims Ian Holloway

first_imgAdvertisement Ian Holloway says Unai Emery should have signed Gary Cahill for Arsenal (Getty/Sky Sports)Ian Holloway believes Unai Emery should have attempted to sign former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill for Arsenal.The 33-year-old was available on a free transfer this summer after ending his seven-year stint at Stamford Bridge.Arsenal were looking to strengthen their options in central defence and had a bid rejected for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano before signing David Luiz in an £8 million deal from Chelsea.And Holloway feels Cahill, who ended up joining Crystal Palace, would have been an excellent acquisition for the Gunners.ADVERTISEMENT‘I would have fancied Cahill,’ Holloway said on The Debate.‘I know Cahill’s gone to Palace but if you had David Luiz and Cahill.’ Unai Emery should have signed ex-Chelsea star for Arsenal, claims Ian Holloway Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 23 Aug 2019 9:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Arsenal had a bid rejected for RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer (Getty Images)‘If what we’re hearing’s true there’s going to be money available.‘Go and get that defensive midfielder, go and get another powerhouse centre-half, really make yourself strong challengers.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In terms of the title, I don’t see anyone challenging [Manchester] City or Liverpool for a bit.‘But I think progression for Arsenal, to get into the Champions League is the main priority this year.‘I think get to January, if they can add to the squad and are sitting in a healthy position, then they might have a chance yeah.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Gary Cahill joined Crystal Palace on a free transfer this summer (AMA/Getty Images)Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips also claims Arsenal could turn into title challengers if they sign another central defender and a defensive midfielder.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m talking about finishing in a Champions League spot where they haven’t been for quite a while now,’ said Phillips.‘I think so [top four would be a success] yeah, progression.‘If they can get to January they might add again.last_img