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Arsenal are one of the numerous clubs chasing Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj, if the player’s agent is to be believed.
The Albania international has been a regular for Napoli, making 27 appearances in all competitions this season and is attracting from a lot of top clubs.
Arsenal were heavily linked with the full-back in the summer transfer window but a move didn’t happen as it appeared it was just paper talk at that time but his agent Mario Giuffedi, in a recent interview with Radio CRC via the Mirror claimed his client is being monitored by Arsenal and Chelsea.
Giuffedi also added that they are happy to be linked with big clubs and kept the door open to making a switch to any of the clubs in the next summer transfer window.
“Chelsea and Arsenal? We are happy to hear his name being linked to these big clubs, let’s see what happens this summer,” Giuffredi told Radio CRC .
“At the moment, Hysaj is fully concentrated on Napoli and he wants to finish off this season on a high.
“For me the January transfer market does not exist, all the big moves happen during the summer transfer window.
“Once the season begins, coaches want to have concentrated players.
It remains to be seen whether Wenger will make a concrete move for the defender in the summer but there could be a place for him in our squad as back up to Bellerin depending on how Gabriel performs between now and the end of the season.
Gabriel is set to feature as back up to Bellerin for the remainder of the current campaign and should the centre back fail to impress, Wenger could be in search for a new right back to provide competition for the Spaniard and Hysaj will be a quality option.
He is versatile and can also play on the left side of the defense.