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Arsenal Very Close to Completing £9.5m Centre-Back Signing

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.

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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.

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