Arsenal reportedly battling Manchester City for Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell.
As we get closer to the winter transfer window speculation will increase and you can be certain that Arsenal will be right in the middle of it.
The latest rumour, courtesy of the Daily Star, have Arsenal challenging Manchester City for the signature of England defender Ben Chilwell.
Chilwell has been one of the most impressive members of Brendan Rodgers’ highflying squad this season and he has attracted the attention of several top sides.
A lot of noise has been made about the Foxes’ attack that is led by James Madison and Jamie Vardy, but their defence has played major roles as well.
The Leicester backline has conceded just eight goals in the league this season and Chilwell has been a major contributor both on the defensive and attacking side.
Arsenal has struggled in defence so far and keep giving away cheap goals. Their defenders also haven’t contributed much at the other end.
The arrival of Chilwell would bring more effectiveness down the Arsenal left and would probably spell the end for Sead Kolasinac.
It would also provide stiff competition for new signing Kieran Tierney, though the thinking maybe to play one of them more as a defender with the other one in front.
All that said, this does sound a bit unrealistic for two simple reasons, one, Arsenal does have Tierney and secondly, Brendan Rodgers is very likely to block any sale.
And even if Chilwell was to be allowed to leave then you just know he will not come cheap. We would be talking in the high tens of millions.