The Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are eagerly waiting for more news of potential transfer arrivals ahead of Saturday’s opening game against Crystal Palace.
According to talkSPORT, Arsenal are preparing a move for Olympiakos’ Greek international centre back Kostas Manolas as they look to replace Thomas Vermaelen.
The Gunners have been linked with Liverpool’s Daniel Agger and Manchester City’s Matija Nastasic in recent days but it appears that Wenger fancies Manolas.
Arsenal sold their club captain to Barcelona at the weekend for £15 million after negotiations regarding a swap deal with Manchester United’s Chris Smalling collapsed.
Arsene Wenger has already signed Southampton defender Calum Chambers this summer but it appears he has not finished yet.
It now appears that Wenger is on the hunt for another defender and reports suggest that he has pinpointed Manolas as that man.
The 23-year-old was part of the Greek squad that competed in the World Cup this summer and overall has been capped 13 times by his country.
Arsenal are joined by Juventus, Napoli and Roma in the race for Manolas but it is believed that the Gunners are currently in the lead.
Arsenal fans. Is Manolas a perfect replacement for Vermaelen or are there better options available? Let us know your thoughts below.