Arsenal have ‘swooped in’ for defender – Competition need exit before signing but ‘continue the work’

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On Thursday, we covered an article from Corriere dello Sport’s Campania edition that Arsenal were sniffing around Kostantinos Tsimikas.

The left-back, who is currently contracted to Olympiakos, is a target for Napoli, who are looking to offload Faouzi Ghoulam if they can this January and replace him with the Greece international.

However, the Algerian needs to go before Tsimikas can come in, which could play into Arsenal’s hands, as it’s now reported by the same newspaper that the Gunners have ‘swooped in’ on the defender as they look to reinforce that area of the pitch.

With Kieran Tierney still out for a couple of months, that leaves Sead Kolasinac as the only natural left-back at Mikel Arteta’s disposal for the foreseeable future, which is a recipe for more injuries.

That’s why a potential reinforcement in the role could be of use, and with Napoli yet to get rid of Ghoulam, this could be the ideal opportunity for Arsenal to overtake the Italians.

We’ll have to see how this evolves, but the Serie A club aren’t prepared to be beaten, as they ‘continue the work’ to get their man.

At this rate, we’ll be expecting more updates over the weekend and perhaps even next week if this starts dragging on.

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