Arsenal fans are beginning to get that usual feeling that a typically quiet transfer window brings on, as they await Arsene Wenger to secure a third signing after the acquisition of Swiss star Granit Xhaka and youngster Takuma Asano who is not expected to make it to the Arsenal first team next season. The good news is that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is at least moving closer to adding to his squad his third signing which cannot come quickly enough.
Despite the fact that the performance Arsenal recruit Granit Xhaka at Euro 2016 gave Arsenal fans a lot of reason to be happy, the Swiss is not going to fix all Arsenal’s problems next season and transform the Gunners into a title winning team on his own.
It is widely believed that Arsenal’s least requirement is another top striker and top class central defender and news tabloids today are suggesting that the Arsenal boss is close to completing the transfer of a defender with his attention focused on Italy’s Serie A to find the right defender.
According to CalcioMercato, Arsenal had tabled an offer of about 30 million Euros to Juventus for their young centre back Daniele Rugani. The bid was reportedly turned down by the Serie A champions, but it doesn’t mean that the Gunners have backed out.
It was also reported that Roma and Greece international star Kostas Manolas is being eyed by the Arsenal boss, according to Corrieredellosport. The 25-year old has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Italian top flight for the last two seasons.