Date: 8th June 2018 at 7:00am
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continue to look to raid German football with former Borussia Dortmund man leading the recruitment drive and another defender is said to be on the club’s short-list.

German outlet BildĀ state that will turn their attention towards defender after completing a deal for Dortmund’s experienced Papastathopoulos, which is set to be secured imminently.

Defence is Arsenal’s priority this summer, with the already confirming the capture of Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer, and Klostermann is seen as the ideal long-term replacement for departed captain Per Mertesacker.

The World Cup winner has retired to take a role at London Colney as the head of Arsenal’s academy and his departure leaves a big void to fill, particularly with struggling for form and sidelined for a lengthy spell.

22-year-old Klostermann would be a versatile addition to Arsenal’s ranks as he’s capable of playing on the right side or centrally.