Ray Parlour has come out to say that he would be pleased to see Manchester City defender, John Stones sign for Arsenal this January to be an extra cover for Sokratis and David Luiz.
The English player has fallen down the pecking order at City in recent months, with several injuries also affecting his form at the club.
He has only featured in ten EPL games for City this season and did not make 5 matchday squads before the latest 6-1 win at Aston Villa on Sunday.
Ray has now said he won’t mind the ex Everton player at Arsenal because he can play alongside Sokratis in the heart of the Gunners’ defence, allowing David Luiz to play a role higher up on the pitch.
His words, “I’d be very, very happy if they brought someone like John Stones to the club,”
“He would definitely play. With Calum Chambers out and Rob Holding in the background, if one of Luiz or Sokratis get injured Arsenal haven’t got a lot of back-up at centre-half.
“Would Luiz and Stones work together? Well, they’ve got Sokratis… Stones could play alongside him. He’s the better defender.
“Luiz has done alright in recent weeks. He’s done better. He does make a mistake, and we’ve seen that this season, but I think he’s done well.
“I think, if you’re really struggling in midfield, you could play Luiz as a holding midfielder.
“He can play there because he’s got that range of passing and he’s very good on the ball, he is technically very good.
“So they could play Stones and Sokratis at the back with Luiz in front of them, that could work.”