Emirates Stadium side chase highly rated centre-back.
Arsenal are challenging a host of clubs in pursuit of Athletic Bilbao youngster Aymeric Laporte according to the Daily Star.
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The 20 year old centre-back is considered one of the hottest prospects in European football and given the problems Arsene Wenger has had at the back this term a move for the French Under 21 international would be a wise option to consider.
Man United have reportedly already registered a £25m bid for the La Liga star and Arsenal would do well to make a similar offer as soon as possible.
Laporte is into his third season at the San Mames and is certainly ready for a high-profile move that could well help the youngster to secure his first senior French cap.
Wenger has seen Per Mertesacker struggle for form whilst Laurent Koscielny has spent time out on the sidelines and this has led to the likes of Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy being drafted in to fill makeshift roles in the centre of Arsenal’s defence.