Arsenal tracking Roma defender


Arsenal have widened their search for a new central defender and are now considering Roma’s Kostas Manolas, according to The Daily Mail.


Arsene Wenger is desperate to add another senior centre-back to his squad after injuries to Gabriel and Per Mertesacker have left Laurent Koscielny as his only fit centre back with any meaningful experience.


A move for Shkodran Mustafi looks off the cards for the moment after Valencia upped their valuation to €50m (£42.7m), while West Brom have slapped a £25m valuation on Jonny Evans’ head.


Arsenal tracking Roma defender


Manolas has won more aerial duels (198) than any other player in Serie A since August 2014.


For more stats on Kostas Manolas, click here to visit his WhoScored player page