One of the problem areas for Arsenal is our defence and it is no surprise to see us being linked with players that occupy those positions.
The Daily Mail is claiming that we are interested in 28-year-old Argentine Walter Kannemann. The Gremio centre-back is reported to have a £17 Million release clause which has brought him to the attention of a number of clubs, including Arsenal.
The report in the Mail names a long list of interested parties, including Atletico Madrid, Independiente, Flamengo, and Boca Juniors as well as unnamed Premier League clubs.
Another defender that we have been linked with is Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico.
Tagliafico has broken into the Argentinian squad and has been putting in some excellent displays for Ajax this season, which has attracted of a whole host of interested clubs.
The thing is with these two players is that both are highly sought after, that does not mean that we will be unable to sign either of them but our chances are restricted due to our financial situation.
It is also very critical that we make the Champions League next season, not many players will choose a non playing Champions League side over one that is playing in Europe’s elite competition.
In my opinion I would say that our chances of signing either player are less than 50% and if I had to choose one more suited to us it would be Tagliafico.
That said, it would not be a great disappointment if we landed neither.