Emery looks to boost Arsenal defence with in-form Serie A stopper

Date published: Tuesday 13th November 2018 7:59 - Rob McCarthy

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Arsenal are reportedly monitoring Atalanta’s Gianluca Mancini as they weigh up a January move for a new defender.

Thee 22-year-old is said to have caught the eye of Gunners’ scouts, with Atalanta currently sitting eighth in the Serie A table after an impressive start to the new season – including a 4-1 win over Inter Milan last time out.

After losing their opening two games under Unai Emery, Arsenal are now on a 16-match unbeaten run – although that has now stopped the new Gunners boss eyeing new recruits in the January transfer window.

The former PSG boss brought in Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichtsteiner and defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira over the summer, but Arsenal have still looked a little vulnerable at the back at times.

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To that end,  Transfer Market Web claims that the north London outfit sees the Italian as a solid option, although the Gunners look set to face competition from Borussia Dortmund and Roma in the player.

Mancini, who notched his 3rd goal in as many games in the win over Inter, has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Atalanta this season.

 

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