Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has emerged as a new transfer target for the Gunners – is it a deal that the club should consider pursuing?
According to reports in Italy from Tutto Mercato Web, Juventus are ready to let the player leave this summer following the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt.
With game time highly unlikely in Turin, this could be a situation that Arsenal and Unai Emery look to take advantage of.
Arsenal face the prospect of losing club captain Laurent Koscielny this summer and may need defensive reinforcement.
Rugani could be a great budget option for the London club, with the Old Lady ready to move him on.
He has Champions League experience and would probably be keen to make the move happen if regular football was on offer.
So much has been made of Arsenal’s limited budget, but Rugani could represent great value for money if the price is right at a time where the club needs defensive reinforcements.
At Juventus, there have always been some question marks surrounding Rugani’s qualities, but he has never truely been afforded the chance to try and nail down a starting spot.
It would be a risk, but at Arsenal that would be available to him and he could flourish into the defender may expected him to become.
With William Saliba an option for next year, the pair could make a youthful centre-back pairing and Arsenal must keep one eye on the long-term future of their defence.