Arsenal are in the market for more defenders this summer, but they may have missed out on a solid target as Monaco have beaten the team to a top defender prospect.
According to the Monaco official website, the French giants have signed officially signed Djibril Sidibe from Lille. Per the Metro, it is a five-year deal for the versatile defender.
L’AS Monaco est heureux d’annoncer la signature de Djibril Sidibé ! #WelcomeToMonaco
— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) July 8, 2016
Per the Metro, Arsene Wenger had been interested in making a last-ditch effort to beat Monaco to the signing of his fellow Frenchman Sidibe.
From 2012 to 2016, Sidibe made 96 appearances and scored seven goals for the Ligue 1 outfit, and earned an early look from Didier Deschamps for Euro 2016 before the French national team manager ultimately left him off the roster.
Arsenal are seeking more reinforcements for a defense which struggled in key games last season – particularly against their London rivals, who left Arsenal with just seven of 24 points from matches against Chelsea, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace.
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