Date: 23rd January 2018 at 7:30pm
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Arsenal have refocused their efforts on signing a centre back with defender now being considered alongside Jonny Evans as a January target, according to the Mirror.

The left sided centre half only made the move to from for €5m in the summer, but he has already impressed Arsenal scouts with his performances in the .

Diallo is the captain of ’s Under 21 side, and is seen a real prospect for the future by head scout .

French TV station RMC Sport reported back in December that Mainz were not willing to sell the 21 year old after just six months, and that a summer bid would only be acceptable if a “substantial offer” was made.

Diallo would be a longer term investment if the Arsenal did decide to pursue the defender, while a move for West Brom defender Evans would be seen as a solution for the short to medium term. The Northern Irish turned 30 earlier this month.