Emirates Stadium side ready to spend big to sign much needed defensive reinforcements.
Having seen his defence buckle on one too many occasions this season Arsene Wenger is ready to spend big to land Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels according to the Metro.
Arsenal are ready to fork out £31.3m to land the 25 year old though will have to beat off interest from other prospective suitors, including Man United, to win the race to capture the World Cup winner.
Borussia Dortmund’s hideous start to the season may well lead to Hummels seeking an exit in January though one wonders if the Westfalenstadion would be willing to sell their best defensive weapon, especially in the middle of a campaign.
Arsenal saw a three goal lead slip at home to Anderlecht last week and then their defence watched on as Swansea City came back from behind to win 2-1 on Sunday.
Wenger allowed Thomas Vermaelen to join Barcelona over the summer and with Laurent Koscielny out the north London side had to use Nacho Monreal in a central role, which proved to be a massive mistake.
Hummels won back to back Bundesliga titles at Borussia Dortmund prior to seeing his side fall a country mile behind domestic rivals Bayern Munich and may now be ready for a fresh challenge.