Identified! Arteta ready to solve Arsenal’s defensive problems with highly rated defender

Arsenal are in the market for a new defender this summer.

The Gunners have already signed several players, including midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto.

Also on the verge of announcing Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, as well in talks to bring in Leeds United’s Raphinha, the other end of the pitch is also a top priority for Edu and manager Mikel Arteta.

Ajax’s Lisandro Martinez is a player the Gunners are closest to reaching an agreement for. Although there is still some work to be done, Arsenal, who have recently offered their Dutch rivals €40m (The Athletic), have clearly put themselves ahead of Manchester United in the race to land the highly-rated Argentina international.

Martinez, 24, is viewed as a very versatile defensive addition and is a player who can play in a variety of positions, including left full-back, and it is for this very reason that Arteta is keen to add the 24-year-old to his squad in time for next season.

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