Arsenal competing with Tottenham for La Liga defender

Arsenal has been named as one of the clubs looking to sign Barcelona defender, Clement Lenglet.

The Frenchman has been told he can find a new home as the Spanish club looks to offload some of their current stars to ease off the financial pressure on themselves.

Arsenal has been in the market for new defenders and they are close to signing Ben White from Brighton.

However, he might not be the only defender that joins them in this transfer window with Sport claiming that they also want to sign Lenglet.

The report says Barca will offload the Frenchman and two other Arsenal targets (Sergino Dest and Samuel Umtiti) this summer.

The move away from the Spanish club could happen in days and Arsenal is now looking to land him.

The Gunners are facing competition from Tottenham who remains keen to bolster their squad and especially wants to add a new defender to it.

Mikel Arteta has seen his team make some progress in defending since he has been their manager, but he wants to build on that and make them even tougher to score against in the next campaign.

If he lands Lenglet and White, Arsenal could enter next season as a serious top-four contender.

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  1. arie82 says:

    my god…
    hes very prone error lead to goal
    hes main reason barcelona failed to win la liga

    1. Admin Pat says:

      Really? Wow all those superstars in the team but it is all this defenders fault?
      Excellent reasoning young man…..

      1. Dan kit says:

        Got to agree watched him a few times last season and remember when he played for Nancy and still looks like the classy player he was then ,26 years old and been plying his trade in Spain for a few years now ,great passer and likes a good strong tackle ,would be a very welcome addition if the rumour was actually true and could be got for a bargain seeing the trouble Barca are in ,not sure why we haven’t gone all in Griezmann and why any other top English team have not also .

        1. Durand says:

          According to Griezmann himself Arsenal dragged him along during a transfer window, continually telling him to be patient only to drop interest completely days before window shut.

          He turned quite sour since, and likely never will join Arsenal based on that type of treatment.

          1. Dan kit says:

            I read a similar article Durand but I believe that was before Artetas time ,for me he would be a top top signing but it looks like he off back to Madrid which is a shame to have never seen him ply his trade on our shores .
            Ariel @
            He is a monster tackler with that comes fouls it as Arteta bud looking for ball playing CBS there aren’t many better ,and like I said could be got for peanuts .

      2. arie82 says:

        Here, i just copy from some website, its up to y belive or not.

        According to WhoScored, Clement Lenglet is the only player in the top five European leagues to have scored an own goal, been sent off, commit an error leading to an opposition goal and concede a penalty this season. As Mundo Deportivo put it, the Frenchman has completed a poker of mistakes with his own goal against Getafe.

        In fact, Lenglet has conceded four penalties in 2020/21 — against Real Madrid, Juventus, Cadiz and PSG — more than any other player at the club.

        This term so far, Lenglet has played 43 matches for Barcelona, scoring a goal. The Frenchman had a poor season but seemed to have regained his form back in the recent few matches, only to score an own goal against Getafe.

        1. Dan kit says:

          *if Arteta boa looking for ball playing CBS

  2. Glorious says:

    OK to deal
    But area of need not yet prioritize. Artetar need to smoke the correct dose of whatever he is smoking if this rumour is true.

  3. VasC says:

    Ben White is right footed, while Lenglet is left footed. With Gabriel out for the start of the season and only Mari as cover, signing Lenglet makes a lot of sense.

    What a summer transfer window!!! COYG!!!

    BTW, will Barca agree to a swap deal involving Willian for Lenglet???

    1. Gunnerdev says:

      Why would they want him lol

      1. VasC says:

        Just like our TH14, Willian is a multiple PL winner. Sadly, UCL trophy eluded him so far in his career.

        Won’t Barca lend him a helping hand just like they did for our Henry?

    2. Grandad says:

      Very few of the great centre backs of all time have been left footed .Look what Liverpool and Man City have accomplished recently with Gomez and VVD and Stones and Diaz.Need I say more? Holding and White can form a good partnership and as far as I am concerned neither Gabriel nor Mari are good enough to do well in the EPL..As for Lenglet, overrated and average.

  4. RSH says:

    no need after ben white. we could still offload another CB ourselves actually. if barca are desperate for cash and Dest is actually available Arsenal should be looking into it.

  5. Websurfer says:

    We do need a tall central defender. The Rangers game did show that. Both goals scored because of weak defending in the air.

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