Confirm: Arsenal sealing deal for Gianluca Mancini

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ARSENAL are reportedly keeping tabs on Atalanta centre-back Gianluca Mancini by sending scouts to watch the player in action.

The Italian youth international has impressed for Gian Piero Gasperini’s side this season – banging in four goals in 11 games in all competitions.

And according to TMW, the Gunners were in attendance at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia as Mancini netted in the 4-1 mauling of Inter Milan on Sunday.

But it has also been claimed that Borussia Dortmund are in the hunt for his signature as they look to lure him to the Bundesliga.

Unai Emery brought in experienced defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner, but the Spaniard is believed to be desperate to strengthen his backline.

Despite Arsenal not suffering a defeat since their 3-2 loss against Chelsea in the second game of the season, the club have conceded 15 goals in their opening 12 matches.

It is the most goals shipped in of any side in the top five of the table, with Manchester City and Liverpool letting in just five strikes.

While Mesut Ozil has rejected £1million-a-week offers from clubs in Asia in order to stay at the Emirates.

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