Arsenal’s record of obvious targets for the January switch window retains rising as information from Italy stories that the Gunners are chasing Juventus defender Mehdi Benatia.
Italian outlet Calciomercato are reporting that Arsenal are getting ready a bid of round £35.5m for the 30-year-old Moroccan centre-back. The Gunners have struggled defensively this season. They’ve conceded 23 league objectives this season, greater than every other membership within the prime seven.
Benatia has solely managed a bit-part function in Turin since making his transfer from Bayern Munich in 2016. The centre-back has made simply 23 league appearances for Juventus in his one and a half years on the membership.
However Juventus have reportedly introduced that they don’t have any intention to promote Benatia, who they imagine nonetheless has an essential half to play the membership. He lately scored the one aim in Juventus’ victory over Roma to assist his membership transfer inside some extent of Serie A leaders Napoli.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is seemingly a long-term admirer of Benatia, and reportedly monitored the defender throughout his days at Bayern Munich. However at 30-years-old, the Moroccan is probably not a long-term addition to Arsenal’s already ageing central defence.
Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny have been the common decisions for Arsenal within the centre of defence this season. However at 31 and 32, respectively, Arsenal might go for the some youthful additions at centre-back.