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Arsenal open initial talks with Bayern Munich over stunning defender deal

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With Arsenal set to land a stunning Bundesliga deal in the shape of Granit Xhaka, their fans are in dreamland at seeing their club actually going out and landing top talent. 

Well, much like their FA Cup success in 2013 and 2014, it appears the Gunners could be set for a quick-fire double.

According to Foot Mercato journalist Manu Lonjon, via French Football News, the North London giants are ready to make a blockbuster move for Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia.

The 29-year old is one of the most elegant ball playing central defenders in the European game, though could see first-team opportunities limited with the arrival of Mats Hummels in Bavaria.

Defensive frailty has been a sewing motif at the Emirates for a number of years now and one of the major reasons preventing them from winning an elusive fourth Premier League title under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger.

While the report claims talks are not at an advanced stage, initial discussions are underway between the two parties over the Roma defender.

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