Arsenal will move in quickly to sign out-of-favour Chelsea defender Gary Cahill this month.
It’s three days to the close of the January transfer window, and Unai Emery’s side are trying to push a deal through for the defender.
Arsenal took another serious blow to their backline when they were dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round by Manchester United.
The Gunners suffered a 3-1 defeat at Manchester United, but got hit with something bigger that could scupper their chances of finishing ahead of Chelsea this season, as they eye a return back to the Premier League.
Gunners lost last summer signing Sokratis Papastathopoulos to an ankle injury in clash against United, and will be without veteran defender Laurent Koscielny who got caught on the face while on duty by Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku.
Spaniard Nacho Monreal and Dinos Mavropanos are yet to hit full fitness, which leaves the backline too threadbare.
Emery will be allowed to sign reinforcements on loan this term, and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has been linked with the north London outfit.
Cahill can’t break into Maurizio Sarri’s Premier League side, and Blues have refused to renew his contract.
The player has been given the greenlight to leave in the coming days. Crystal Palace have also been credited with interest in the forgotten defender.