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Arsenal enter the race to sign Leipzig's defender

Fri 05 March 2021 | 15:57

Reports suggest that Arsenal is the latest customer of Ibrahima Konate as Arteta chasing for a new defender.

According to reports,

RB Leipzig

are ready to sell another central defender as they have recently sold

Dayot Upamecano

to

Bayern Munich

. The French defender is set to join the Bavarians in the summer. Two English Premier League clubs are interested to sign

Ibrahima Konate

as Leipzig is willing to consider the offers.

According to

Evening Standard

,

Arsenal

and

Manchester United

are the two clubs that are willing to pay the money for the defender. Manchester United without a doubt needs a top-class defender as Arsenal also lacks a star in their defense as Mustafi and Papastathopoulos left the club and Luiz will be out of contract on June 30.

Arteta recently stated that Arsenal’s recruitment plans could be affected if they miss out on European competition.

“We are planning what's going to happen in the summer,”

he said.

“It will depend on where we finish, how we finish. 

“I think what we have to do in the summer is unprecedented for a club of this stature. To do the amount of transactions that we have to make, it tells you as well where we are. I think it was very much needed and you want to improve, you want to do that. 

“It's where you have things in the house and you believe that you can improve on it. Externally acquiring players to go to the next level. 

“Everything is planned and let's see what the market can bring and what the last few months can bring to the club.”

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