Arsenal Eyeing Salzburg Defender.

Arghh!!!! We are gradually going down. Arsenal had a bad day yesterday after losing to Stoke at the Britania. Right now we are four points behind league leaders Chelsea who comfortably sealed victory in their second half of Saturday's match at Fulham. A Liverpool win against the Saints threw us down to third position. Manchester City still got two outstanding matches to play. If they win both, then we will be in 4th. This is a heavy blow to our title hopes. Is this how we'll end after staying up for over half the campaign. Unlucky Arsenal!

Despite the shortcomings, I am not ruling out our title contention yet. There is no assurance City will win both games and who says Chelsea and Liverpool cannot drop points anymore? Let's put that behind us and move on. There is still a lot to play for.

The Metro disclosed this morning that Arsenal are prepared to take a step to secure the capture of Salzburg defender Martin Hinteregger. The 21-year old Austrian is currently doing exploits for his club which is why interests have been flying towards the player. He has been tipped as a replacement for on-loan Johan Djourou whose return still has a question mark after admitting he would like to extend his stay at Hamburg. It is also believed Hull wants to buy the Swiss from Arsenal.

Arsenal to Sign Martin Hinteregger

£8 million is the price Red Bull Salzburg wants in order to part with the talented centre-back. We have also learnt of interests from Manchester United, Inter Milan and Lazio. The player's agent,  Frank Schreirer attested to the fact that his client is being pursued by clubs. He stated:

‘There are so many interested clubs that have asked me about the boy, but then again, there is nothing official.

‘I think Salzburg will ask for not less than £8.25m and I think the currently they do not have any intention of selling him.’

Hinteregger's signing might mean one of our centre-halves (likely Thomas Vermaelen) will be leaving us soon. He has been struggling to seal his place in the team since returning from a lengthy injury. The arrival of another player in his position will make it tougher for him so he'll prefer looking elsewhere as age isn't on his side.

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