Arsenal's defensive issues has been one of the major reasons behind their bad results lately, and the Gunners have now stepped up their effort towards finding a suitable solution.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has been in search of quality defenders that will improve and steady his defence as he prepare to fight for major silverware next season.
Recall that The Mirror, earlier this week reported that Arsenal were lining up a bid for Nice free agent Malang Sarr. Now GOAL has reportedly revealed that the Gunners have held talks with the France Under-21 international.
The 21-year-old is currently a free agent after running down his contract at Nice. The French club offered the defender a new contract, but he turned it down, revealing that he is looking for new challenge.
Some sources in France has claimed that the Gunners wants to finalise the players signing withing the first week of the Premier league transfer window.
Arsenal however, are not the only club seeking the player's signature, with Torino a strong contender for the French man's signature.
Arteta will want Sarr to join the Gunners as he would like him to partner William Saliba at the heart of his defense. The Gunners signed William Saliba from Saint-Etienne last summer but allowed him to remain at the French club on loan.
The move for Malang Sarr is really a good one for Arsenal if it turns out to be a successful one, because they would be signing a great player for free.
This news will come as an exciting one to the Gunners faithfuls, who had a great day yesterday after seeing their team beat Liverpool FC at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal came from behind to beat the Reds 2-1, as goals from Lacazette and Nelson canceled out Sadio Mane's opener.
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