$24.6m Bid Accepted ! – BBC Confirms Arsenal 2nd Winter Signing

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Following the addition of Cohen Bramall this week, the Gunners are pursuing another defensive acquisition according to reports.

There is uncertainty over the futures of Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson, this has led Wenger to the search of a right back.

According to the Daily Star Arsenal are now plotting the signing of Portuguese defender Ricardo Pereira who is currently on loan at Nice from FC Porto.

We have reportedly made a bid of $24.6 million for the right-back with Debuchy expected to be sold permanently while Jenkinson remains likely to be loaned out to a fellow Premier League club.

Pereira, who is capable of playing as a full-back or winger, is apparently Wenger’s main target for a back-up to Hector Bellerin who was not in his best form during Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth.