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Arsenal will turn to the Bundesliga again to try and fix their defence

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Arsenal have a bit of a soft spot for the Bundesliga this January.

After seeing Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United, the Gunners were able to seal a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Bundesliga player of the year with Borussia Dortmund back in 2015/16.

Now, they're in the process of acquiring another one of the finest from Germany's top-flight, with Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly closing in on a sensational move to the Premier League.

According to Arsene Wenger, the club's business will not be finished there, claiming “a lot will happen” yet.

He said: “It depends on the opportunities we have. We can buy players. 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.

“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.”

Well, it appears the Arsenal boss may have identified his next target and he will turn to the Bundesliga once again.



According to the Mirror, Mainz's 21-year-old defender Abdou Diallo is the man wanted by Wenger.

West Brom's Jonny Evans was reportedly a defensive target for the Gunners, but interest from Manchester City could see them lose out in the race for the Northern Irishman.

Diallo is one of the most promising talents in the Bundesliga, featuring in 16 of Mainz's 19 league games this season - he's also chipped in with two goals.

Standing at 6"1, the Frenchman - formerly of Monaco -  would bring some much-needed physicality to Arsenal's back-line and would be handy threat from set pieces.


The Gunners have already added Konstantinos Mavropanos to their books this summer, however, the Greek international lacks experience at a higher level.

Diallo would likely be ready to slot straight into the starting XI if needed. Could we be seeing another Sven Mislintat stroke of genius?

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