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Arsenal are set to launch a late move to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender Gary Cahill on loan as Unai Emery looks to ease his defensive injury crisis, according to the Mirror.
We’ve seen our defence ripped apart by a number of injury problems in recent weeks with Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin ruled out for the rest of the season with serious knee ligament injuries.
Sokratis has also been ruled out for the next month after suffering an ankle injury during our defeat to Manchester United last Friday while Laurent Koscielny also picked up a jaw problem in that game after being kicked in the face by Romelu Lukaku.
Nacho Monreal and Dinos Mavropanos have only recently returned from long injury lay-off’s so they’re still working their way back to full match fitness meaning Emery is facing a mounting selection headache at the back.
The boss has previously admitted he’s in the market for midfield and attacking reinforcements but the injuries to Sokratis and Koscielny have forced his hand and it looks like we’ll also dip in to the market for another defender before the end of the month.
The Mirror claim Arsenal are now set to launch a move to sign Cahill over the coming days after the 33-year-old was told he’s free to leave Stamford Bridge before the window closes on Thursday night.