After failing to win the Premier league for over a decade, you’d expect a more pragmatic approach from Wenger and Arsenal in the transfer market. He probably is leaving it to the last week of the window to be able to get the players on a cheap price. *Sighs*
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are currently in talks with Uruguay international and Athletico Madrid centre back Jose Gimenez, as Arsene Wenger looks to remedy his defensive dilemma before the close of the window.
We reportedly agreed a personal terms with Valencia’s centre back Mustafi but negotiation broke down as Wenger seem not to be impressed with the stats of the German. With the injuries with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista, our defense is left thread bare, condemning Wenger to sign defensive reinforcements.
Gimenez has drawn keen interest from other top European clubs following his stellar and no-nonsense performance for the Rojiblancos. The 21-year-old centre back made 37 appearances for Athletico Madrid last term and is a key member of Diego Simeone squad.
The player is valued at £56million but Sportmail is the claim that Arsenal have offered £40million for the player.
He is team mates with former Liverpool star Luis Suarez, who slipped through our bare cheque.