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Arsenal on alert to complete deal for £30m star, Manchester United defender wants move

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It is know being widely reported that Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is looking for a move away from Old Trafford in the upcoming January transfer window, it looks as if Arsenal could be moving for the player.

Although the 24-year-old was a big money transfer at £30m in 2016, it appears the often temperamental Mourinho is blaming the defender for the Red Devil’s now-infamous loss at Brighton earlier in the season, with Bailly’s minutes dropping dramatically in the games after Brighton.

The Mirror are reporting that both Arsenal and their North London rivals Tottenham are monitoring the situation and potentially lining up bids to snatch the player away in January.

Bailly has been a key player for the Manchester side since he joined in 2016, becoming one of the first names on the team sheet at the Northern giants. Despite this consistent success, in more recent times, the player has had a few games involving high-profile mistakes, leaving United fans to doubt the young player.

Although Spurs will provide some serious competition if the Gunners are to move for the player, with an expensive stadium construction in progress, it looks like Arsenal would be able to outbid their rivals on this occasion.

One of Unai Emery’s main priorities since joining Arsenal at the end of last season has been to radically improve the defensive line after a shocking season which left Arsenal conceding 51 goals, more than any other top 6 clubs.

Since his appointment, the Spanish manager has brought in ]center back Sokratis, defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira and young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi to solidify the back, although these signings have been viewed as successful, in the first few games of the season.

The North London side have still shown some weakness in defence, meaning the purchase of Eric Bailly could be vital to ensuring a champions league finish at the end of the 18/19 season.

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