Announcement Imminent: Gunners leading race for Bayern Munich target

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Arsenal are leading the race to land defender Caglar Soyuncu this season, according to reports.

The Gunners are interested in the Turkish centre-back who is currently at Freiburg in the Bundesliga.

He moved to Germany from Turkish second tier side Altinordu two years ago.

The Evening Standard claim Arsenal are interested in young defenders having signed Konstantinos Mavropanos in January.

The 20-year-old Greek impressed on his Premier League debut against Manchester United last weekend.

Soyuncu is just 21 and Altinordu president Seyit Mehmet Ozkan believes that Arsenal will be his next destination.

“Caglar Soyuncu set to join Arsenal,” Ozkan confirmed at the International Football Economic Forum.

“Arsenal demanded his youth information from us. We’ll earn from him, if he joins Arsenal.

“Bayern Munich wants him too, but he’s on the way to the Premier League.”

Arsenal are still ploughing on with transfer dealings despite not knowing who their manager will be next season.

Arsene Wenger is stepping down as boss after 22 years in the hot-seat.

He will bow out without any silverware after Arsenal were knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid last night.

The Gunners will also miss out on a top four Premier League spot and look destined to finish in sixth.

Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates on Sunday (4.30pm).

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