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Arsenal To Rival United For Young Defender As Emery Seeks Solution To Leaky Back-line

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Arsenal have conceded 15 goals in 11 Premier League matches, so much to Unai Emery’s frustration.

The Gunners have been fragile at the back of the pitch despite the addition of David Luiz to the team prior to the start of the campaign.

United haven’t fared much better than the North London club having conceded 11 goals in the same number of matches despite spending huge £80m on former Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

Ole Solskjaer, just like Unai Emery, is reportedly hoping to strengthen the defence during the upcoming transfer window and he has developed interests in Juventus center-back Merih Demiral.

Coincidentally, the Gunners manager has equally set his eyes on the Turkish international as possible addition to his team in January as he hopes to provide a long-lasting solution to his defensive problems.

Hence, the two Premier League giants are set to be involved in an intense competition for the player’s signature as soon as the transfer window reopens.

Demiral, 20, has failed to convince Maurizio Sarri of his qualities so far this term as he is behind Daniele Rugani, and De Ligt in the pecking order of defenders.

Report from Italy suggested that the player, who has featured in just one match under Sarri’s watch, is now set to bring his career back on track by leaving the Scuddeto Champions.

The report further revealed that Juventus won’t let go of their summer signing unless one of the two English clubs is ready to meet their £24m price tag.

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