Gunners face competition for surprise defender target.
Arsenal could face competition from Serie A giants AS Roma in their bid to sign Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Vlad Chiriches this January, according to talkSPORT.
The Romanian international recently emerged as something of a shock target for the Gunners, with these two north London rivals not known for selling to each other, despite a few notable and controversial exceptions throughout history.
Still, it may now be that Arsenal will miss out on the £8m-rated defender, who is now also on Roma’s radar as they look to strengthen at the back this winter.
Spurs would surely rather sell Chiriches abroad than to a Premier League rival, not to mention their fiercely hated north London neighbours, so Arsene Wenger may have to look elsewhere for a new addition to improve his side’s struggling backline.
Arsenal have been linked with a number of options in defence in recent times, and their need for a new player in that part of the pitch was made all too clear again after this weekend’s disappointing 3-2 defeat to Stoke City.