By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline
Published: 16:35 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 16:35 GMT, 8 January 2020
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes Bayern Munich centre back Jerome Boateng would not be the answer to the club's defensive problems.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the World Cup winner following an injury crisis at the back.
But Merson has conceded that his former side should try to bring in defenders used to England's top flight.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich centre half Jerome Boateng
'I think Arsenal are getting a little bit carried away here,' he told Sky Sports. 'He's playing at Bayern Munich where they're getting 80 per