Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT 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‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img

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