Emirates Stadium side to strengthen threadbare defence.
Arsenal are reportedly ‘very close’ to completing the signing of long term target Fabian Schar according to the Daily Star.
The north London side will apparently pick up the FC Basel centre-back in a £9.5m deal in January as Arsene Wenger urgently seeks to strengthen his defence.
The 22 year old Swiss international is considered a hot prospect and could ably replace Thomas Vermaelen, who joined Barcelona in the summer, and would offer support for first choice centre-back pairing Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
Schar helped his side to back to back Swiss titles in the past two campaigns and though his arrival could not be considered a groundbreaking transfer it may be one that gets the club’s push for a top four finish back on track.