Arsenal are heavily linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund’s defender Sokratis Papasathoupolous in the aftermath of failing to agree to a fee for initial target Caylors Sugunuc.
The London club are in dire need of defensive options and were reportedly holding out for a move for the starlet, but have now decided to look elsewhere due to Freiburg’s high valuation of the youngster.
And, according to reports from the Daily Mail, The Gunners appears to have turned their eyes towards the destination of another German club in the search for a defender with Dortmund’s Sokratis reportedly their next target with the club now set to finalize a deal in the region of 17 million pounds for the 29- year- old.
Arsenal are set to name its next manager after Wenger’s recent departure and former captain Mikel Arteta is rumoured as the likely candidate to be selected for the role.
The club are also looking to revamp an ageing defense as veteran, Per Metersacker is poised to take up a coaching role while Laurent Koscieny dreadful injury rules him out for the entirety of the World cup and the early months of next campaign.