Arsenal remains one of the top club in Europe that are fully loaded with central defenders at the moment with stars likes Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny, Gabriel Paulista, Petr Metersacker, and Matthiew Debuchy all fully fit.
However, despite all being fit the manager Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing in more new blood to further strengthen the back line by signing a world class central defender this coming summer.
Recently, we covered a report (via The Sun) claiming that the Gunners boss wants to sell Matthieu Debuchy and replace him with Swedish international Victor Lindelof.
The Benfica star is not the only defender currently linked with a move to Old Trafford. Lazio’s Stefan de Vrij has been heavily linked as well.
Numerous reports are claiming that the Dutch international will leave the Serie A side in the summer. According to the latest reports in Italy (CalcioNews24 via Corriere dello Sport), the £30 million rated center half will bid farewell to Lazio in June and he is expected to team up with Arsenal, who are in pole position to secure his signature.
De Vrij has been fantastic for the Italian side since completing his move from Feyenoord.
As per the provided CalcioNews24 link, Lazio has won 2 points per game when Stefan has featured and only 1.4 points per game in his absence. The 25-year-old international has been on Wenger’s radar for quite some time and it will not come as any surprise if he ends up joining him at the Emirates this summer.