Gunners boss keen to snap up experienced duo and bring them to the Emirates Stadium.
Gunners will swoop for Bridge or Taiwo on loan
Arsene Wenger admits he will move to sign a left back on loan.
Thomas Vermaelen is out for up to three weeks with a calf injury while Kieran Gibbs and Andre Santos are also out.
Manchester City’s out-of-favour Wayne Bridge is available on loan and Arsenal are monitoring the ex-England left back closely.
But it may come down to whether City allow Bridge to go to a close rival and potentially strengthen their push for the top four.
Arsenal are also looking at Nigerian left back Taye Taiwo at Milan but Bridge – who is on £90,000-a-week – is the more obvious choice if the deal can get done.
Wenger has been reluctant to sign a new left back but Vermaelen’s latest hammer blow is likely to force his hand.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Injuries to pretty much every full back Arsene Wenger has in his armoury will lead the Arsenal man to nab these two full backs, or so this source states, and both would appear to be very solid short term solution to the club’s defensive crisis. With Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Andre Santos all sidelined a move for reinforcements this month is pretty much urgent.
Wayne Bridge hasn’t much in the way of first team football this term and has reportedly fallen out with Man City boss Roberto Mancini. The former Chelsea man could be a useful short term option. The 31 year old is hugely experienced and will be eager to please.
Taye Taiwo’s move to AC Milan hasn’t really gone as planned and the former Marseille man is very much a bit part player at the San Siro and the Nigerian international may well be tempted by a chance to prove himself.