Gunners eye second United raid in four-man January swoop.
Arsenal are ready to follow up their summer signing of Danny Welbeck with another raid on Manchester United this January, with England defender Chris Smalling supposedly one of Arsene Wenger’s top targets.
The Red Devils flop is a surprise name on the Gunners’ main list of targets, with includes two other defenders and a Premier League-based midfielder who has been in superb form this season, having initially been linked with the club back in the summer.
1) Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
With Smalling likely to be allowed to leave Old Trafford after a poor start to the season, culminating in his needless sending off in last weekend’s crucial away game at rivals Manchester City, it seems that Arsenal will attempt to pounce for him on the cheap as Wenger looks for a player who can fill in at both centre-back and right-back for his team, which is short of depth in several key areas in the back four.
The former Fulham man may not be the most popular choice for Arsenal fans, but he could make a decent squad player for the club particularly as they undergo something of an injury crisis this season.