Gunners make 'other' Bundesliga defender top target

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Arsenal have reportedly made Tunisian international defender Karim Haggui their number one defender target.

The versatile Hannover 96 player predominantly plays at right back, but can also slot in at centre back when required, an adaptability that is thought to appeal to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Wenger was heavily linked with a string of defenders back in January as an injury crisis took hold of his Arsenal squad, but the Emirates outfit failed to bring anyone to the club as the deadline passed on January 31st.

Chris Samba, Richard Dunne and Per Mertesacker were all linked with a move to north London, with the German international thought to be the preferred choice for the French manager.

However, Wenger appears to have switched his sites to another Bundesliga defender, with reports in Germany and France claiming Arsenal will target Haggui at the end of the season.

After nearly leaving the club for PSG in the summer, Haggui has been linked with a number of clubs amidst reports that an exit from the AWD-Arena is imminent.


Arsenal are now monitoring the situation closely as they prepare a move for the 27-year-old, although competition can be expected for the player's signature.

A former Bayer Leverkusen and Strasbourg player, it's thought that Haggui would cost Arsenal in the region of €3 million.

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