Arsenal is set for a transfer battle as they look to land a new defender

Arsenal battling Leicester City for the signature of Juventus defender Danielle Rugani.

The Gunners have struggled in defence for much of this season. Although things have gotten better under Mikel Arteta, the Spaniard knows he needs more quality at the back.

Arsenal signed David Luiz over the summer, but the Brazilian has hardly been a solution to their lingering problems in defence.

Reports from Italy via CalcioMercato claims that Arsenal is looking to sign Juventus’ Danielle Rugani.

The report added that the Gunners would have to see off competition from Leicester City if they are to get their man.

Rugani has been linked with a move to London for a long time now. He remains outside the frame for a starting role at Juventus and reports are claiming he could be on the move soon.

The report further claims that Juventus may be willing to do business with any team that can offer a fee in the region of £20-25 million.

Arsenal has conceded about 30 league goals already this season and Arteta knows they have to do better to maintain their momentum.

Leicester City may not be overly keen as they have barely missed Harry Maguire this season. They have conceded less than 20 goals in 21 league games and that may allow Arsenal to win the auction for Rugani.

5 Comments

  1. Jim will fix it says:

    Rugani is crap and slow and not what we need. Forget this recycled bullsh*t storyline!
    Personally we cannot attract Koulibally and Upamecano as they both comfortable and playing Champions League. Lets instead go in hard for Lewis Dunk and James Tarkowski and offer Holding and Mavropanos as loan only deals to both clubs respectively. Thats a win win for all as our younger lads will get quality defensive coaching at Brighton and Burnley and we get 2 x experienced defenders who are highly rated outside the top 6!
    Thank me later 😊

    1. Mr Patrick says:

      Jim you are SO spot on,all these talk of Burbank and boateng is also rubbish get defenders who are playing in the premiership and besides we are tenth in the league that to me shows the defenders in the team above us are better than ours so try and sighn some of their defender’s

  2. ozziegunner says:

    I too, favour British CB’s and wonder why Arsenal is not more successful in scouting defenders from the lower leagues, as they did with Holding and others in the past.
    With regard to Rugani the fact that Leicester City is interested is a plus for him, because their scouting is sound. The bottom line is that if Arteta believes Rugani is worth £20+ as a CB, he should be backed in the transfer as he “carries the can”.

  3. Jim wall says:

    Can’t understand why clubs sack their managers they look straight away for a foreign manager unknown at that same when their looking for players… Why not buy from the smaller teams in the premiership and lower leagues, I know it will cost more, but their should be a cap on what English clubs ask for young players

  4. samuel p says:

    the club is really doing well under the new manager, i know for certain that their will be an improvement later

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