Just when it seemed like the beleaguered Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were seeing their club build up a belated head of steam in the market, they’ve been rocked yet again.
With Granit Xhaka all but confirmed and reports suggesting the North London giants had made an astonishing bid for Juventus ace Alvaro Morata, suggestions the club could then move for Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia had fans in dreamland.
In one fell swoop, it seemed as if the Gunners were identifying the key issues across the spine of their side that had so far prevented them from landing an elusive fourth title under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger.
However, a move for the latterly mentioned Moroccan defender could now be scuppered by Italian giants AC Milan.
With Mats Hummels now on his way to Bavaria, Benatia could find playing time hard to come by at the Allianz Arena.
Composed in possession and strong in the tackle, the former Roma star appeared to be a natural fit at the Emirates as they bid to draft in defensive reinforcements.
Still, according to Tuttosport (via Calciomercato.com), the Rossoneri are weighing up a move to bring the 29-year old back to Serie A this summer.
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