Date:Tuesday August 6 2013
The problem with selling players without signing any is that one simple injury can leave you lacking any real quality in a given position for a certain length of time.
Whilst Johan Djourou and Sebastian Squillaci might have been considered "dead wood" all it took was an injury to Thomas Vermaelen and we were left with only two fit centre backs for the start of the season.
Luckily for us we have two excellent right backs in Bacary Sagna and Carl Jenkinson, and the former has been not only filling in, but excelling at centre back during pre-season. He`s enjoying it too.
"I'm quite pleased [with my pre-season]. I was injured last season so I didn't have any pre-season and I think you could see it in my performances,' he told Arsenal.com
"I was not as sharp as I used to be so I'm very happy to start from the beginning and I'm looking forward to win something this season."
"Playing at centre back started last [season], Laurent Koscielny was injured at Sunderland and the coach came to me asking if I wanted to play centre back because we had no cover. I just went for it and tried to adapt as quickly as possible."
"On the pitch everything is different [when you play in a different position]. It's OK for me. It's different but I love learning. I see myself as a right back but if I have to cover sometimes or play centre back, I will do it for the Club, my team and myself as well.'
Arsene Wenger has a bit of a reputation for playing players out of position and hammering square pegs into round holes, but fortunately this particular peg seems to be a little more rounded than most.
Date:Tuesday August 6 2013
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