Arsenal are involved in signing RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this month.
The Gunners are eager to bolster their backline after Calum Chambers was dominated out for as much as 9 months with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
soccer.londonunderstands the Arsenal hierarchy are able to again head coach Mikel Arteta with funds within the subsequent few weeks, with Upamecano a severe goal.
Talking forward of Arsenal’s FA Cup tie in opposition to Leeds, Arteta admitted the Gunners will probably be energetic out there after the harm to Chambers.
“That we’re going to try to be in the market to see options that can strengthen the team,” he stated.
“That is for positive. That is our obligation. We’ll be engaged on that.
“My obligation is to offer my opinion on the issues I feel we will enhance. Clearly we’ve some dangerous harm with Calum [Chambers] just a few days in the past that’s going to alter our plans on the again.
“However the actuality for the time being is we’re not going to have the ability to do a lot.
“I am extra involved for the time being to get individuals again from accidents than signings and attempt to enhance the gamers we’ve right here, get all people on board with what we’re attempting to do.
“If one thing additional comes up and we predict it is the correct alternative let’s do it.”
Nevertheless, RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann has made an admission which backs up studies claiming that the German aspect don’t wish to promote Upamecano this month, regardless of the Frenchman’s contract expiring in 2021.
Nagelsmann has performed down Leipzig’s standing as Bundesliga title contenders, insisting that his aspect are nonetheless removed from mounting a severe title bid.
The 32-year-old advised Bild: “We’ve got to develop. In the meanwhile we aren’t adequate to change into champions.
“Bayern and Dortmund are stated to be weaker than they was. For us, it might be useful to beat them on occasion, in any other case it’s going to merely be tough on the finish of the season.”
When requested what number of factors Leipzig might want to dethrone Bayern Munich and change into champions, Nagelsmann replied: “Most likely twice as many as we’ve. Plus possibly one or two extra wins.”