We may have seen the last of Per Mertesacker in the red colours of Arsenal, with various reports claiming he could be on the move to Germany in the coming January.
Despite not being in the need for a central defender, Arsenal have been keeping tabs on Kostas Manolas, a player we were linked to during the summer.
With Barcelona said to be heavily interested in the Greek defender, Sport in Spain think that Arsenal could go back for him in the summer while claiming that the interest of the Catalans was ‘welcomed by Roma.’
There are reports that Arsenal are looking to replace transfer bound Mertesacker with the tough-tackling centre back.
Barcelona could offer the Italians Thomas Vermaelen, who is currently there on loan, to help soften the blow of losing a player they value at €25m.
Arsenal signed Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi this and it is difficult to think we will want another centre-back even if Mertesacker leaves. Don’t forget, Calum Chambers will be back next summer.