Italian giants Napoli are set to land Arsenal target and Real Madrid defender Jose Ignacio Fernández, as per Talksport.
The Spanish International popularly known as ‘Nacho’ is seeking a move away from the Bernabau having gone frustrated with the lack of playing time coming his way.
The versatile defender who can feature both on the left and through the middle of the defence produced some very impressive performances in the first half of the season particularly his match winning display from the bench in the Champions League against French Champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The defender has been monitored by the Gunners for some time, but Wenger has decided against a deal paving way for the current Serie A leaders to swoop for him.
The first choice defence pairing of Laurent Koscienly and Per Mertasacker has been quite solid in the last few years but both players are on the wrong side of thirty making Wenger’s decision to pull out of a deal all the more baffling.
Following the gambles of Gabriel and Chambers, It is believed that the Arsenal manager is keen to recruit a top quality defender that would walk straight into the first team.
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