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Arsenal have been installed by Bookmarkers as favourites to sign Manchester United defender Daley Blind, according to a report in the Sport Review.
The Dutch international’s future has been thrown into doubt since the arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. Wenger who is keen on strengthening his squad ahead of next season has been linked with a move for the defender. Bookmarkers Skybet have now installed Arsenal as favourites to sign Blind with the Gunners at 3/1 to bring the defender to the Emirates before the end of the transfer window.
The Gunners lead Barcelona and Ajax who are pegged at 4/1 and 6/1 to sign the player respectively.
Blind is a versatile defender who can play in the heart of defense and also on the left side of a back four. The former Ajax man can also be deployed further up the pitch as a defensive midfielder and it is not a surprise that Wenger is being linked with the Manchester United man as Wenger is a big fan of versatile players.
Wenger has been linked with a move for a centre back, a left back and a defensive midfielder and getting all that in one player could appeal a lot to the French tactician. Whether Blind has the quality to improve an Arsenal squad in dire need of improvement is another question.