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Arsenal have reportedly made an approach for Barcelona’s and France international Jeremy Mathieu.
The Gunners in their hunt for a defender due to injury crisis have turned their attention to the Frenchman as a possible replacement.
German international Per Mertesacker is out of the squad for the next four to five coming months with knee injury while Gabriel is due to miss the first six weeks of the season due to an ankle problem.
In addition, French international Laurent Koscielny could be rushed back to team to face Liverpool on Sunday (4pm) but manager Arsene Wenger is still keen on adding defensive reinforcements.
Moreover, French outlet SFR Sport claim the we’ve made inquiry for Mathieu. The France centre-back joined Catalans in 2014 from Valencia and has made 75 appearances.
The La Liga champions has signed top defenders already in the likes of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon and Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain respectively which could mean Mathieu is surplus to requirements at the Camp Nou.
However, report according to Express Sport suggests we could complete the signing of Valencia’s and Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi for £30million in the next 24 hours.