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Arsenal monitoring Premier League wonderkid & Tottenham transfer target

Arsenal are understood to be keeping tabs on Leicester City’s teenage sensation Ben Chilwell, ahead of a potential January transfer.

The Yorkshire Post report that scouts from the Emirates Stadium were present on Tuesday evening as Huddersfield Town, where Chilwell is currently on loan, beat Rotherham United 2-0 in the Championship.

The Metro note that Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing in defensive reinforcements ahead of the January transfer window, and sees the wonderkid as an ideal solution to the Gunners’ weaknesses at the back.

Chilwell, who won Leicester’s Academy Player of the Year award last term, is also being monitored by Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, according to the Yorkshire Post, and the Gunners may need to see off their North London rivals if they are to sign the highly rated youngster.

While a move to the Emirates Stadium or White Hart Lane would perhaps see Chilwell need to go on further loan deals or return to reserve-team football before breaking into the first team, he might find EPL playing time easier to come by at St. James’ Park, where Steve McClaren still has a considerable rebuilding job on his hands.

Chilwell has demonstrated his class at Huddersfield, where he has kept Australia international Jason Davidson out of the team, although he struggled on Saturday as the Terriers were defeated 4-2 away at Brentford.

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