Date: 6th August 2018 at 10:00pm
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Arsenal remain in the hunt for new additions in the final weeks of the window, with Unai Emery said to be eyeing defensive targets.

have signed full-back , goalkeeper Bernd Leno and central defender Papastathopoulos but remain in the hunt for another option in the middle of the park – with the chase increasing amidst reports Calum Chambers is off on to .

According to German outlet Kicker, Arsenal have entered the running to sign Bayern Munich’s winning defender to bolster their defensive line – and will fight Manchester United and in the market.

Bayern will command around £44m for the 29-year-old, who is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League after spending time with Manchester City earlier in his career before becoming a household name within German football.

Arsenal already have a strong German core which includes Leno and Mesut Ozil, with Per Mertesacker retiring at the start of the summer to take a coaching role at the club.