Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is linked with a move to the Emirates stadium in January as he presently seeks for a club where game-time would be guaranteed.
The Ivorian star is reportedly furious with Mourinho for making him sit on the bench in three consecutive matches and he’s considering moving out of Old Trafford as soon as the winter transfer window begins.
Tottenham and Arsenal are reportedly keen on his signature as both clubs want to bolster their respective defensive units in the second half of the season.
Should Unai Emery beat Pochettino to the player’s signature, how will he integrate the player into his starting lineup?
Having signed two defenders during the summer window, Emery is spoilt for choice at the back of the pitch. It might be very difficult for Bailly to break into the manager’s lineup anytime soon.
However, Bailly will surely add more quality to Arsenal backline if deployed as a centre-back.
Summer signing Sokratis, who joined the team from Borussia Dortmund, and Shkodran Mustafi currently occupy the centre-back positions, however, Mustafi’s injury crises might just be all that the Ivorian needs to win a place in Emery’s starting lineup.
Laurent Koscielny, who is currently out injured, is another player whom Bailly could need to overcome in his mission to become a regular first-team player at the Emirates Stadium.
However, with the Frenchman’s age and recurring injuries, Bailly could be tipped as a potential replacement for the 32-year-old defender on the long run.
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