Arsene Wenger’s January shopping spree is reportedly set to continue as he chases Mainz star Abdou Diallo.
Arsenal began their recruitment this month with the capture of highly-rated Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina.
Earlier this week Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrived at the Emirates from Manchester United in exchange for Alexis Sanchez.
The Gunners are now closing on the capture of Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And now the Mirror claim that they are hot on the trail of French centre-half Diallo.
The 21-year-old only arrived at the Bundesliga side from Monaco last season for around £4.3million.
But the former France U21 captain has impressed since the switch and caught the attention of the Gunners.
Defence remains a priority for Wenger and he is also chasing West Brom star Jonny Evans.
And the boss got Gooners even more excited when he will “a lot will happen” before the transfer window closes.
Wenger said: “It depends on the opportunities we have. We can buy players.
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“We are busy on all fronts, so overall I think we are open-minded.
“Every opportunity we have to strengthen our squad, we’ll take.”
He added: “If people want to buy some of our players, we have [examined that] – players who have less chances to play, we have done it, who deserve to play because they are great players, who have left us.
“After that, we’ll see at the end. There’s still a lot that will happen as usual on the transfer market.”
Arsenal will be hoping to seal at place at Wembley later tonight.
They welcome Chelsea to the Emirates for the second-leg of the Carabao Cup semi final with the scores tied at 0-0 after the first meeting.
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