Arsenal boss Wenger admits he need to buy new centre-half

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed plans to buy a new centre-half this summer.

Thomas Vermaelen, a £10million buy from Ajax last July, has been a huge success but is out for the rest of the season with a calf injury.

And doubt remains whether Wenger will offer Sol Campbell a new deal while crocked William Gallas will also be a free agent.

Wenger said: "There is a need there. We are depending on Gallas and I'll have to sit down with Sol.

"If he's on board, focused and motivated, he's an important player."

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