Arsenal on the verge to sign a new defender this summer

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According to Italian media reports, Premier League giants Arsenal are considering making a move for Juventus star Benatia this summer transfer window.

Italian publication Calcio Mercato, as cited by the Daily Mirror, is claiming that Arsenal are keen on landing the 31-year-old African this summer transfer window.

The same article states that the Italian champions could be prepared to offload the central defender and that the Old Lady value him at about £20million, which would be within the Gunners budget.

The Gunners have already strengthened their backline this summer window by confirming the landing of right full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner Yesterday.

It remains to be discovered whether new boss Unai Emery will continue to strengthen his team by signing Benatia this summer window as he looks to assemble a team capable of breaking into the top four in the Premier League next term.

The Gunners are thought to be in the market for a number of fresh signings this summer window as Unai Emery looks to build the Arsenal team following his appointment as manager Arsene Wenger’s replacement at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners will be aiming to return to the top four next campaign after they ended up in sixth position last season and missed out on Champions League qualification for next term.

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