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Arsenal transfer target left out of current club’s squad

Toby AlderweireldThe Arsenal fans in the Football Transfer Tavern were a relieved bunch last night when they saw Olivier Giroud secure a late draw against Everton.

But for many, the game showed why Arsene Wenger really needs to bring another defender to North London.

And according to the Daily Star that is exactly what he is trying to do with reports suggesting that he is planning a raid for Toby Alderweireld.

The Belgium international currently plays for Atletico Madrid, however he has struggled to nail down a starting spot in La Liga.

He has also been linked with a move to the Gunners’ London rivals Tottenham and West Ham United in recent weeks with the pair wanting a loan deal.

But it seems that Wenger would rather own the player outright and reports suggest that the Frenchman is planning a £6 million raid.

That offer is likely to suit manager Diego Simeone as the 25-year old no longer features in his season plans.

He was left out of the recent squad that took on Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa with Belgian sources claiming he is edging closer to the exit door.

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