Unai Emery eager for Arsenal to sign £25million star before transfer deadline

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly eager on the transfer of Domagoj Vida before next week’s deadline as he’s not satisfied with the club’s defensive options.

Vida impressed with Croatia at this summer’s World Cup, playing a key role with some solid performances at the back that helped them reach the first final of their history, where they were unlucky to be beaten by France.

It certainly seems like the tough and uncompromising 29-year-old, currently with Besiktas, could do a job in the Premier League after showing himself to look ideally suited for English football.

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Crucially, he would surely be an upgrade on a number of Arsenal’s current options in that area, which the Sun claim is a key concern for Emery at the moment, leading to him targeting a £25million deal for the centre-back.

While the Gunners have brought in Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer, they could do with more options as players like Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding have struggled for consistency.

As noted by the Sun, Laurent Koscielny is injured, so there certainly seems room for one more addition in that area, and Vida looks an ideal candidate and the reported £25m fee a reasonable amount to pay.

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