We may only just have signed Gabriel Paulista, but Arsene Wenger is already targeting another centre-back, according to the Metro.
Lyon centre-back Samuel Umtiti has apparently caught the manager’s eye, and a summer bid is apparently on the cards.
Per Mertesacker seems in danger of being replaced at Arsenal, with the German World Cup winner’s performance against AS Monaco in the Champions League of particular concern.
Many feel the BFG is not of the required quality to play for Arsenal, and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. He may not be happy about the idea of sitting on the bench if he were to lose his starting spot to Gabriel on a more regular basis, so his exit is not out of the question.
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Umtiti has looked solid in Ligue 1 this season, and despite being just 21-years-old is already making a name for himself.
We will face competition from the likes of Tottenham, Southampton, Manchester City, and Wolfsburg, but Wenger’s French connection may give us the edge.