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Arsenal to Find Defensive Salvation With £12m German International Signing as Relegation Looms

Arsene Wenger keen to bring Stuttgart man to the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal will push on with attempts to land Stuttgart centre back Serdar Tasci this summer and Arsene Wenger’s hopes of landing a competent defender to help boost his troublesome back line will be dealt a huge boost as the Bundesliga club struggle to avoid the drop that will almost certainly spell an exit for highly rated defender.

German international Tasci is in his fifth season in the first team at Mercedes-Benz Arena and whilst his first ended with a domestic title, his last may well end with the giants being relegated to the second tier of German football for the first time in over 30 years.

Arsene Wenger is known to be a big admirer of adaptable Tasci who can play at either right back of in his preferred position of central defence and the Emirates boss is very keen to add more options to his Gunners squad and the potential shown by the battling Stuttgart man has led to interest from many of Europe’s elite.

The 23 year old has already amassed almost 200 senior appearances and is valued in the region of £12m a fee that may well decrease further if Stuttgart are relegated. A number of Bruno Labbadia’s squad may seek to leave the club should they get relegated and interest from Arsenal will surely tempt Tasci who may see that a move to the Premier League side would help increase his chances of a regular national team spot.

Serdar Tasci was part of Joachim Low’s 2010 World Cup squad but only managed a substitute appearance in the third place play-off against Uruguay.

Wenger has seen new signing Laurent Koscielny perform fairly consistently since his arrival from Lorient but the same could not be said of Sebastien Squillaci and given the continued injury concerns over Thomas Vermaelen only serve to further the Gunners manager’s need to bring in another central defensive option, hence his attempts to bring in the likes of Per Mertesacker, Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka over the past year.

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