6 ft 1 tall Premier League defender could become Arsenal’s first summer signing

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Arsenal in the hunt for Burnley defender James Tarkowski and prepare to make a bid during the summer transfer window. London club need a new centre-back to strengthen the back-line, and England international is the perfect choice in this situation.

He had an excellent campaign and proved his worth one more time. Spanish coach will do everything to sign him this July, but it won’t be easy as Liverpool also plan to make an offer during the transfer window. The 26-year-old defender joined the Clarets from Brentford in 2016 with a €5m deal.

He became an unchanged figure for the club and scored several vital goals since joining. In this season, English centre-back made 42 appearances, scored three goals and provided one assist in all competition. It is an impressive result, and he can improve his consequences with top-class teammates.

James has contracted with the English club until 2022, and his release clause is around €20m. He also named in the Three Lions squad several times which is already a great achievement for the footballer. Probably Tarkowski will accept the correct offer from Unai Emery.

London club had terrible result in the Premier League as they finished the tournament in a fifth place. Arsenal also lost the Europa League final against Chelsea 4-1 and missed the opportunity to get the Champions League ticket.

English club signed several players last summer like Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient and Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund. Gunners also added Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez this winter with a loan deal.



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