COYG: Arsenal beat Man City to sign Sokratis alternative

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Nicolas Nkoulou has reportedly emerged as a top defensive target for Arsenal, who are eyeing a £12 million January move for the Torino centre-back.

Arsenal’s defensive crisis has reached its peak, with Unai Emery’s side facing plenty of problems due to injuries and form. The Sun reports that the Gunners are chasing Torino’s Nicolas Nkoulou in a £12 million January transfer to solve their defensive issues. The Cameroon captain has been in inspiring form this season, and Emery sees him as a quick fix to his leaky defence.

Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis were forming a promising partnership at the back only for Holding to suffer an untimely, season-ending injury in December. Since then, Arsenal’s defensive woes have spiralled out of control, with several other vital players falling prey to injuries.


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