Arsenal might need to double up their efforts to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Mathias Ginter following the news that North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur could hijack his transfer ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
According to the publication from the Daily Star, Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on a move for the German international player as a possible replacement for Toby Alderweireld in the summer.
Belgian international Alderweireld has a £25m release clause in his current Tottenham Hotspur contract after the club activated the additional year clause to take him till the end of next season.
Tottenham Hotspur came close to signing Ginter in the summer of 2017 before he joined German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Arsenal have made the signing of a new centre back top priority ahead of the next transfer in the summer.
The Gunners have had a wretched season defensively after conceding 36 goals since the start of this campaign.
The North Londoners have one of the worst defensive records in the top ten.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has had to deal with several injuries in defence with the likes of Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding ruled out of action until the end of the current season.