EXCITED: Arsenal To Finalize SUPER DEFENDER DEAL,Will Turn Mertesacker To BENCH-WARMER

Arsenal have moved swiftly in their bid to bring in another sensational defender in winter with a shock bid reportedly being prepared for Serie A star Armando Izzi.

Tuttomercatoweb reports the Gunners are planning to make him their first January signing who has been brilliant for his Genoa this season.

Arsenal have repeatedly sent scout to watch him in action but they will have to face competition for his signature as Benfica are reportedly keen on signing him too in January.

However, his current contract runs until 2019 but it is believed the Gunners can snatch him for £3million.

It is believed Arsene Wenger is looking for Per Mertesacker’s replacement as he has been found wanting with sloppy play in defense.

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