Arsenal transfer shortlist: Four possible defender targets

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Arsenal could be entering the summer transfer window in search of a defender. This may be due to the Gunners continuing struggles at the back in recent seasons, despite the arrival of Gabreil Paulista in the January transfer window.

The north Londoners are ready to splash the cash in order to find the perfect player who will bring more quality and solidarity.

There are many targets who could put pen to paper at the Emirates.

1. Winston Reid

The West Ham man has been solid so far this campaign and has played a important part in his side's strong start to the season.

Reid has been tracked by many clubs in the Premier League after his eye catching performances for the Hammers against the likes of Manchester City and Southampton.

With Arsenal's arch rivals Tottenham also showing interests, Wenger may have to take quick action to secure a deal which could be worth around £4 million.

2. Virgil Van Dijk

Celtic could be losing there highly rated defender who is open to a move to a bigger club after two successful season's in Scotland which has seen him win two league titles.

The Dutchman may be on his way across the border for a new challenge in the English Premier League, and he has proved that he is capable of playing in the biggest league in the world.

At the age of twenty-three he could be the long term solution. His current club have put an affordable price tag on the young defender which is 10 million pounds.

3. Tyrone Mings 

The young player who was relatively unknown before he caught the eye for Ipswich Town in the second tier can play in two different roles: as a centre-back and a left-back.

He could be a bargain if he performs well at the top level. Ipswich value the 21-year-old at £10 million and Arsenal could purchase him for even less.

4. Martin Montoya

Montoya is a graduate from the Barcelona academy and has played for the Catalan club since the age of eight. However, a lack of game time under Barca boss Luis Enrique has left the right-back frustrated.

Arsenal have work to do if they are to sign the Spaniard this summer as Premier League rivals Liverpool are also keen on a move. To make it even more difficult Italian champions Juventus are said to be favourites to take him to Turin.

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