Confirmed: Wenger Determined To Sign This Out-of-favour Atletico Star

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Arsenal are excepted to have competition from Napoli in the race to sign Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko.

The right-back who is currently out of favour at the Wanda Metropolitan is understood to be bothered about the lack of game time in Madrid indicating he could very well be open to switching clubs.

Wenger who is understood to be on look out for options to bolster his ranks in the right back department was rumored to be monitoring the defender’s situation in the Spanish capital.

Reports in Italy have now confirmed the Gunners interest in Vrsa but however also revealing that Wenger would have to see off interest from home and abroad to land the 25-year-old.

According to Corriere dello Sport via Daily Cannon, Napoli have made the Croatian one of their top targets, with Arsenal and Manchester City already tracking him.

Vrsaljko graduated from the Dinamo Zagreb academy before moving to Genoa in Serie A. He made the switch to Sassuolo in 2014, where he had the most impressive spell of his career which earned him a move to Atletico last year

A critical look at the Gunners squad easily explains Wenger’s interest in the player. With Carl Jenkinson on loan at Birmingham City and Mathieu Debuchy playing more in central defense of late, Hector Bellerin is currently the only natural right sided defender available for selection in the senior squad which has prompted Wenger to call on teenage sensation Reiss Nelson to deputise in Cup Competitions thus far this season.

With the Gunners currently one Bellerin injury away from potential crisis, Wenger should be looking to beat the competition to ensure Vrsaljko arrives the Emirates, a move that would also keep the sometimes inconsistent Bellerin on his toes.

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