With Arsenal we usually expect them to make immediate announcements on new arrivals as soon as transfer window opens, or facing long drawn out sagas and haggling that normally stretch on until the very last days of the window. Well let’s hope all that has changed now under the new regime and we have already identified our prime targets and are making them happen quickly.
One possibility is the Argentine centre-back Walter Kannemann, and according to the Mirror this morning, we are close to getting a decision from his club. They reported….
Arsenal are reportedly close to signing defender Walter Kannemann in a £10.5million deal.
According to CalcioMercato , the Gunners have tabled a bid for the Gremio defender and are looking to bring him from Brazil to the Premier League.
The 28-year-old is viewed as one of South America’s top defenders and having won five caps for Argentina he could be given his big break in European football.
With Emery looking to bolster his side on a budget, Kannemann could represent a shrewd piece of business if he can adapt to the Premier League.
The Gunners are said to be battling with Sampdoria for Kannemann’s signature in a bid to strengthen their much-criticised defence.
They also end the article with this bit of hopeful news….
Gremio are said to be considering the proposal from Arsenal with a view to making an official response in the coming days.
Now it is a well-known fact that our most important need right now is a solid centre-back so we can sell Mustafi. So perhaps this would be a great signing if he has lots of time to integrate over the summer.
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