Emirates Stadium boss scouts Lokomotiv Moscow youngster.
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Arsenal are believed to be paying close attention to Russian defender Taras Burlak who currently plays for Lokomotive Moscow.
The 21 year old defender picked up his first international cap against Cameroon in June and is believed to be one for the future with numerous clubs having already sent out scouts seeking more information on the player. This season has seen the player excel where he has gained more match time than anything previously.
Although any move for the young Russian is doubtful in January it will be certainly interesting over the summer to see which club, of any will decide to bid for the player in the summer. Although Arsenal appear to be almost complete at the back, it is rumoured that the Emirates side are still looking for one more versatile player who can play in defence and someone who has experience.
Having conceded a massive 21 goals in 11 Premier League matches it would be fair to say that Arsene Wenger may be looking to strengthen his defence and whilst the Gunners boss is not known for his January moves he may well consider an offer next summer for this young Russian international.
The big Lokomotiv Moscow man has become one of the hottest prospects in Russia after an assured season thus far during which he has helped his side stay within reach of leaders Zenit.
Wenger brought in Per Mertesacker in the summer but the German has taken time to adapt to life in the English top tier and rock solid Thomas Vermaelen has been out with injury concerns. Luckily Laurent Koscielny continues to improve but it seems likely that Sebastien Squillaci will be sold at the earliest opportunity.