After announcing the mega signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona, Arsenal are definitely not resting on their oars as they are still actively in the transfer market trying to buy top targets.
Following the departure of Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, conscious moves are being put in place to replace the player, with the gunners reportedly almost close to securing the signature of Newcastle’s French international – Mathieu Debuchy.
However other reports making the rounds suggests that Arsenal are trying to add yet another right-back to the club, with the Metro reporting that the club is on the verge of securing the services of Atletico Madrid youngster – Javier Manquillo on a season-long loan deal.
It is believed that the player almost signed for French club – Marseille but had to call it off after understanding that Arsenal were interested in him.
Manquillo was set to join Marcelo Bielsa at Olympique Marseille, but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made a last-minute intervention and offered to take the youth product on a season-long loan with an option to buy.
The player who made just 5 appearances for his club last season is keen to leave the Spanish champions as he went down the pecking order after the club acquired the services of defenders; Martin Demichelis and Toby Alderweireld.
The pacy defender who got a neck injury while involved in an aerial duel with Cristiano Ronaldo during the 2013/2014 semi-final of the Copa del Rey but has fully recovered is quite adept in tackling and excellent in challenging for aerial balls and would be a good addition to the squad.
However this moves casts further doubts of the future Carl Jenkinson at the Emirates, which may see him leave the club on a loan deal, with Newcastle being Favourites to land him.
Fellow Gunners, what do you make of this move?