According to British journalist Daniel Cutts, a major transfer target for new Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has met with his agent in London to discuss the possibility of signing for the Gunners before the end of this month’s winter transfer window.
Manchester City defender John Stones has emerged as a defensive target for Mikel Arteta at Arsenal having worked with him at the Etihad Stadium for the past two years.
John Stones earns £100,000 per week as salary at Manchester City and he is said to be considering a loan move away from the Premier League champions to boost his chance of making it to the 2020 European Championships this summer with the England national team.
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As things stand, John Stones is not a regular at Manchester City and it would be hard for him to make the England squad for Euro 2020.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is close to John Stones and he could help revitalize his career at the Emirates Stadium.
Arteta wants at least one defensive reinforcement this month especially with the injury to Calum Chambers who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
Young defender Kostantinos Mavropanos has left the club on loan to German second-tier club Nurnberg to create another defensive vacuum for Arteta and his coaching crew.