Arsenal are reportedly considering a transfer switch for Atletico Madrid star Maria Gimenez this summer. 

The Gunners have struggled defensively this season, conceding 42 goals so far in the Premier League after 35 games.

That has prompted calls for Wenger to bolster his squad and the Frenchman appears to be interested in a move for one of La Liga’s highly-rated defenders.

According to the Mail, the Gunners have joined the race for the signature of Maria Gimenez.

Even so, Arsenal will reportedly face competition from Manchester United who are also keen on signing the 22-year-old.

The Uruguayan defender has a £56 million release clause in his contract but Diego Someone’s side are apparently willing to accept an offer.

Laurent Koscielny’s continued injury problems could see Wenger pursue the acquisition of another centre-back.

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