Three defenders on Wenger’s radar on deadline day.
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has identified three main defensive targets to come in and shore up his backline on transfer deadline day, according to the Daily Mirror‘s John Cross.
Writing on a live blog for deadline day, Cross revealed that Arsenal have made enquiries over two Premier League-based centre-backs to come in and provide more depth at the back, with the Gunners currently looking short of options in that position after selling Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona earlier this summer.
An injury to Laurent Koscielny in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City exposed Arsenal’s lack of depth in central defence, though youngster Calum Chambers put in an assured display alongside Per Mertesacker at the King Power Stadium.
Still, a defender looks like being Arsenal’s priority in the next few hours, with these three players top of Wenger’s list for deadline day:
3) Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)
A rock-solid centre-back, Ron Vlaar is believed to be in Arsene Wenger’s sights after a fine couple of seasons at Aston Villa and some assured displays for the Netherlands national team at this summer’s World Cup. Manchester United have also been linked with Vlaar this summer, but he could now be Emirates Stadium-bound in a late twist in the summer transfer window.
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