Arsenal are eager to step up for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka… while Mikel Arteta seeks a left-wing centre-back to compete with Gabriel after targeting Lisandro Martinez over the summer.
- Even Ndicka of Eintracht Frankfurt has emerged as a transfer option for Arsenal
- The 23-year-old French central defender will no longer have a contract at the end of the 2022-23 season
- Mikel Arteta would like to strengthen his defense as a central defender on the left wing
- Gabriel is their only option there after missing goals over the summer
Arsenal are interested in making a transfer for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka, according to reports.
Ndicka, 23, was a key man for the German side as they won the Europa League last season.
The central defender has played in 16 games so far this season, including all four Champions League matches in Frankfurt.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in a transfer for Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan Ndicka
The Gunners would like to strengthen Gabriel Magalhaes on the left wing of the central defender
According to the Evening StandardMikel Arteta is keen to sign a left-sided centre-back to compete with first-choice defender Gabriel Magalhaes.
The report states that the Gunners targeted Lisandro Martinez in the summer before the Argentine moved to Manchester United, while also fond of Calvin Bassey moving from Rangers to Ajax.
Arteta is keen to strengthen his defense in January or next summer and Ndicka’s contract will expire at the end of the season.
Mikel Arteta is desperate to further strengthen his defense in January or next summer
Frankfurt wants to extend Ndicka’s deal but could reportedly be convinced to sell him in the winter transfer window to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.
However, The Gunners will face competition from several clubs across Europe who are monitoring his situation, including Juventus.
Arsenal are keen to strengthen on the left side of their defence, while Gabriel is currently the only option in that position.
The Gunners targeted both Calvin Bassey and Lisandro Martinez over the summer
Pablo Mari, who has played just 19 games in all competitions since joining the club in 2020, is the only other left-wing centre-back they have, but he is on loan to Italy’s Monza and is expected to leave permanently next year.
Ndicka, who joined Frankfurt from AJ Auxerre in 2018, has played for France from under-16 to under-21 but has yet to win a cap for the senior team.
Arsenal are back in action in the Premier League this weekend when they travel to Southampton on Sunday.