Another centre back who has impressed over the previous season has been 26 year old German Benedikt Howedes of Schalke. Joachim Loew has put enough confidence to award him a starting eleven spot in Brazil over Dortmund’s Erik Durm and his game play eventually shows that he is no pushover. His ability on the ball is quite rare for a defender these days and his immaculate vision will help Arsenal build from the back and the effortless ease with which he holds on the ball and breaks the opposition counter attacks with delightful interceptions is an asset for any club he plays for.
With a mini-German army that Wenger has managed to build, it wouldn’t take much convincing for the 26-year old to move to the Emirates. The German as the previous two defenders mentioned is a versatile defender, who can be deployed at center back if required.