Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger lining up shock move for Man Utd star
Arsenal are looking to sign Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, according to the Sun.
The United defender looks to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford with Jose Mourinho and the club expected to confirm the signing of Victor Lindelof.
Arsene Wenger has been an admirer of Smalling and has been linked with a move for him in the past.
With the switch to three at the back looking likely to continue next season Arsenal could need to bolster the defence.
Laurent Koscielny is a wonderful player but his fitness is becoming more and more of an issue. He revealed recently that he has to have daily treatment on his chronic Achilles injury.
Wenger could see Smalling as the perfect player to come in and add a bit of experience if Koscielny’s action is limited next season as it could well be.
Smalling could want the move with the World Cup next summer. He may struggle to get enough action at Manchester United.