Arsenal have been in the couple of days been linked with the signing of various centre backs and it is not a serious. Mertesacker is very slow and as he will be 32 in two months time, he can only be slower. But if you believe reports in Spain today, it appears Arsenal have had a bid accepted by Atltico Madrid for their highly rated centre back Lucas Hernandez.
The 20-year-old France under 20 defender is said to be frustrated with the lack of regular playing time afforded him at Atletico Madrid and is considering his options. Atletico on their part are said to have told him he can leave should the right offer be made for his services. And if you believe Marca, the Diego Simeone managed club is set to keep true to their word by acceptings Arsenal’s £18 million bid for the player.
Arsenal have recently been linked with the signing of Serbia and Dortmund centre back Neven Subotic bu it appears Wenger prefers the young Lucas Hernandez. Lucas played a total of 10 games in all competition for Atletico Madrid last season which explains why he wants to leave the club.
Should he join Arsenal, he will be expected to bid his time and take his chances when given as Wenger is unlikely to throw him straight into the team immediately.