Date: 17th May 2018 at 7:00pm
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Arsenal are looking to completely rejuvenate their defensive ranks this summer after a disappointing campaign and reports have emerged identifying the changes that are looking to make.

The Daily Mirror states defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is top of Arsenal’s wish-list, while are also considering West Brom’s Jonny Evans and Freiburg youngster Caglar Soyuncu.

Sokratis, entering the final year of his contract in the Bundesliga, could join the ex-Dortmund continent in that head of recruitment has worked hard on building; signing and in January.

Available for a reported £15m, a deal would leave Arsenal with further cash to spend but it’s not clear whether they will match the hefty valuation that Freiburg have of Turkey ace Soyuncu, reportedly around £35m.

However, are looking to raise funds by offloading Shkodran Mustafi, who missed out on a spot in Germany’s squad, and are chasing two defensive additions due to that potential departure and Laurent Koscielny’s achilles injury, which will have him sidelined until the back-end of the year.

Arsenal’s final defensive target will be an addition between the sticks, where Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper is the club’s prime target.