North London giants Arsenal have revived their interest in Mainz 05 defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin according to reports emanating from the British media.
The Daily Express claim that the Gunners are back in the hunt for the central defender.
Arsenal came close to signing him in the summer but lack of funds played a big part in the collapse of a transfer for the 23-year-old.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin is back on the Arsenal radar now months after the Gunners tried to sign him last summer according to the publication from popular English news outlet Daily Express.
Mainz 05 have already slapped a £40m asking price on the player and that could prove to be a sticking point for the North London giants.
The club’s sporting director Rouven Schroeder had earlier revealed that Mainz 05 turned down an extraordinary offer for Gbamin last summer.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin could be the answer to the Gunners’ defensive issues ahead of next season and the player has already revealed that he’s open to the idea of leaving Opel Arena.
Arsenal have lacked defensive solidity since the start of the season after conceding 37 goals in just 26 league games this season.
In addition, they have only kept four clean sheets all season.