Arsenal fans in Football Transfer Tavern are delighted to hear in the Daily Star that they are closing in on Basel defender Fabian Schar who is available for around £10m.
The Gunners have been desperately seeking defensive reinforcements this season, after having the worst start to a Premier League season in 32 years.
Arsene Wenger has failed to replace Thomas Vermaelen, who left for Barcelona last summer, which has only left six experienced defenders in the squad, and players have had to play out of position, with Nacho Monreal filling in at centre-half and Calum Chambers at right back.
Fans in the Tavern cannot believe that their manager has allowed them to be so exposed at the back and that he failed to address the problem in the last transfer window.
But in a bid to sort out his defensive deficiencies, he is chasing Schar after being a big fan of the Swiss international in past.
The £10m rated defender is wanted by clubs across Europe as it has become well known that his contract runs out at the end of season, meaning the Swiss club are willing to cash in on their defender.