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Nicolas Tagliafico scored a humiliating own goal for Ajax in an otherwise routine win for the Eredivisie leaders against Emmen on last week.
The 5-2 win over Emmen, who are bottom of the league, sent Ajax a point clear of second-place side PSV Eindhoven – who have played a game less.
Arsenal are tracking Tagliafico this season as Unai Emery has drawn up a list of full-backs capable of replacing Nacho Monreal.
Nicolas Tagliafico with one of the greatest own goals you'll see this season 😂🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/TM7wHgUCow
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) April 3, 2019
Celtic’s star Kieran Tierney and Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell are also up for consideration, but Emery is said to be a big fan of Tagliafico.
Ajax value Tagliafico at around £17million, but Arsenal fans will be wary to see the 26-year-old produce a calamitous own goal against Emmen.
Under no real pressure, Tagliafico plays the ball back to his goalkeeper, only for the speed of the pass to catch his stopper off guard.
Tagliafico fired the ball straight into his own net, but shrugged off the mistake with little fuss.
Arsenal already have a host of defensive stars under performing and Emery is tipped to make quite a few changes in the summer.
If Arsenal qualify for the Champions League, Emery is aiming to sign at least five players in the coming transfer window.
But should Arsenal finish outside the top four of the Premier League again, Emery will have just £40m in transfer funds.