First new signing of January? Arsenal back for South American acquisition


If Arsene Wenger is to strengthen his squad again during the January transfer window, a new addition to the defence appears to be very likely. 

Despite the arrivals of Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding during the summer, a loan move for Calum Chambers means there may be room for one more defender during the winter.

The Gunners manager, who seems to have opted against offering Per Mertesacker a new contract at the club, has refused to rule out any new signings in January.

Arsenal may also be looking to add one more young centre-back to the squad to prepare for the potential decline of Laurent Koscielny who turned 31 in September.

Thus, the Sun are claiming that Wenger is ready to resume his interest in Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez who was linked with a move to the Emirates stadium during the summer.

The report is suggesting that the 21-year-old, who has a £54m release clause in his contract at the Vicente Calderon, is also being pursued by Manchester United but Gimenez would rather prefer an Arsenal switch.

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