Arsenal fans are looking up at our landlord eagerly here in the Football Transfer Tavern after hearing that the Daily Express think they are about to move closer to a top target.
The player in question is Swiss international defender Fabian Schar who has made it very clear that he wants to leave his current club Basel and that a transfer to a top European club is on the cards.
As one of our punters notes over a pint and a burger with our landlord, the Gunners are desperate to land a couple of defenders to strengthen their depleted ranks.
Arsene Wenger only had three senior defenders to call upon against Burnley on Saturday and the January transfer window cannot come soon enough for the Frenchman.
However, our landlord admits that we do not have the utmost faith in Wenger when it comes to signing all the players they requirenand should another club come in for Schar, we think Arsenal might even end up losing out on the player!
Schar is even eyeing move away from St. Jakob Park this winter knowing that at 22, this is the time for his big money move to one of Europe’s elite divisions.
Arsenal fans. You definitely need to sign another centre back this January. Is Fabian Schar good enough or are you still holding out hope at landing Mats Hummels? Let us know your thoughts below.