Arsenal battle with Euro giants to land formidable £11.5m La Liga star, has rejected Spurs move


Granit Xhaka is barely through the door at the Emirates Stadium and the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are already gearing up to welcome ANOTHER stylish continental name. 

According to Spanish outlet Fichajes the Gunners are ready to battle Serie A titans Roma in a race to land Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio this summer.

With defensive frailty largely becoming a trademark of an Arsene Wenger side in the latter part of his reign, the North London giants are believed to be casting an eye over the formidable Argentine.

His contract with the Yellow Submarine is due to expire in 2018, meaning the 25-year old central defender could be available for around €15m (roughly translating to £11.5m.)

A strong defender, he will not have to do much more to endear himself to the Gunners faithful after previously claiming to have rejected a move to arch rivals Spurs in 2014.

For the sake of our punters in the Tavern, here’s to hoping Musacchio would be an improvement on the last player Arsenal purchased from the La Liga side, a certain Gabriel Paulista.

After Xhaka, how many more players do Arsenal need to win the league? 


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