Date: 26th May 2018 at 7:00am
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Arsenal are looking to significantly improve their defensive ranks this summer, especially following ’s retirement and Laurent ’s injury keeping him sidelined until well into the new campaign.

Plenty of names have been linked with , including Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis, but Gianluca Di Marzio¬†states Arsenal are ready to rival the Bundesliga side in the battle for a different defensive target – .

Dortmund are said to currently lead the chase for the defender but Arsenal’s head of recruitment is also tracking the 21-year-old, who has established himself as a leading player for Mainz following his from last summer.

The young Nigeria ace is credited with a strong ability to read the game and could become the latest defensive talent to move to Stadium, following Konstantinos Mavropanos and joining the likes of Rob Holding and Calum Chambers.