With time running out for Arsenal to bring in a top notch experienced defender before the transfer window slams shut, the Gunners have turned their attentions elsewhere.
The latest is that Arsenal are now in pole position to sign the hard working centre back as Bayer Leverkusen have now signed a replacement for the Arsenal bound defender.
Bayer Leverkusen have now signed defender Aleksander Dragovic on a five-year deal from Dynamo Kiev, with it claimed this now opens the door for Toprak, who is said to be keen to move to Arsenal.
All effort for us to sign our no.1 target Shkodran Mustafi has proven abortive, with Valencia holding out for a whopping transfer sum that is obviously over the board for Arsene Wenger.
Dragovic, who is highly rated, arrives at the club amidst intense speculation that Toprak could either stay in Germany and join Borussia Dortmund or move to London, and link up with Laurent Koscielny in Arsenal’s defence.
With Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista sidelined with months, the need for defensive reinforcements at Arsenal cannot be over emphasised.