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Arsenal Ready to Pounce as Man City Put Youngster Up for Sale

Etihad Stadium starlet in the ‘clear’ to make Emirates Stadium switch.

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Arsenal are said to be in the ‘clear’ to sign young defender Matija Nastatic following Man City’s decision to sell the Serbian according to the Metro.

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The promising 21 year old is said to be top of Arsene Wenger’s list of potential replacements for Thomas Vermaelen, with the Belgian strongly linked with an impending Emirates Stadium exit, and will give Arsenal the chance to conduct a Man City raid having seen a great many of their own players move in the opposite direction in recent seasons.

Nastasic has struggled with fitness concerns and made just 11 Premier League starts last term and could perhaps be the ideal youthful addition to have as back-up to Arsenal’s first choice central defensive pairing of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.

Wenger has apparently been pursuing Nastasic for a number of years but will have to fight off interest from Juventus, Galatasaray and Inter Milan if he is to finally land the Man City man.

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