New defender on the way

Last updated : 19 August 2004 By Chris Parry
He's looking for a defender, in all probability a centre half.

There has been speculation regarding Ajax's Hatem Trabelsi, but the boss has quashed those rumours saying "We are looking at signing a new defender before the end of the month — but the Trabelsi situation is dead."

There has been talk of a bid for Lazio's Italian international full back Massimo Oddo, but no quotes from the club whatsoever.

In all probability Arsene will pull something out of the bag and sign someone who we've never heard of - We'll have to wait and see - but I would have thought he'd be looking at someone who can provide cover for Kolo and Sol rather than a right-sided full back.