As reported by BBC Sport, the victory over Napoli last night appears to have been dampened by the actions of idiots – and that’s the only real way of putting this, to be perfectly honest. You see, despite the fact that we currently find ourselves in the year 2019, there are some people that just refuse to be progressive in any way, shape or form. Case in point: Arsenal are investigating reports that racial abuse was directed towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly last night.
Arsenal are said to be keeping a close watch on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as Wenger looks to make quality additions to his backline next summer.
Following the summer of intense transfer activity which saw Gunners boost their ranks with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this winter – in addition to wrapping Mesut Ozil contract extension – Arsenal are set to continue the strong and resolute pace in the market.
Led by the new chief scout Sven Mislintat, the Gunners are said to be focusing on adding a top-class defender and it appears that Napoli star kalidou Koulibaly is topping the list.
No not he is not a singer, but according to the Metro the latest defender being linked with a move to north London to strengthen the Gunners backline.
The Colombian international is currently plying his trade at Italian club Inter and the Metro claims he is available for £20million this summer. With the Gunners reportedly interested in signing a centre-back that bit of information could be useful for the Arsenal hierarchy.
Enjoyed a decent spell 18 months
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal have bid £1.2million for Bolton defender Rob Holding, which would rise depending on appearances.
The Gunners were believed to have had a bid of around £750,000 turned down by Wanderers for the highly-rated youngster.
Wanderers just been relegated to the third tier after financial trouble and a terrible Championship campaign. Although the Gunners have lodged a bid the Daily Mail claims that Bolton want closer to £4million for the defender.
Searching for a defender
Arsene Wenger have stepped up his interest in order to make additions to Gunner’s backline during summer and the French manager has already identified his top target.
According to reports from the Telegraph, Arsenal are ready to make a £20 million bid in attempt to land Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer transfer market.
Premier League side have been quick to begin their transfer dealings this year with Granit Xhaka having already been presented as Wenger’s first summer signing. Arsenal boss looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season and is ready to splash out in order to reinforce his team.