Arsenal’s inability to maintain a solid lead has cost them dearly over the last few matches. Luckily, they may have a great opportunity to fix their issues at the centre-back position if they finalize a move for AS Roma and Greece defender Kostas Manolas.
Per the source, Manolas has been heavily scouted by Arsenal while Mertesacker has been relegated to the bench in recent competitions.
The 24-year-old centre-back has started 39 of 40 appearances for Roma and was featured heavily in their Champions League bid this past season.
Arsenal gave up a 2-0 lead to West Ham and settled for a 3-3 draw two weeks ago. This past weekend they gave up a 1-0 lead to lowly Crystal Palace in the final 10 minutes en route to a 1-1 draw.
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