Arsenal boss Wenger eager to close deal for Olympiacos defender Manolas

Arsenal are edging closer to signing Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas.

Arsenal are edging closer to signing Olympiacos defender Kostas Manolas.

The Daily Mail says Arsene Wenger wants to sign a new defender before the transfer deadline following the departure of Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona.

The Gunners’ need for defensive cover has heightened following a hamstring injury to Kieran Gibbs that will rule him out for the next three weeks.

Manolas is a strong contender to fill the vacancy left by Vermaelen.

And Arsenal are pushing hard to complete a £6.5million deal by September 1.

The North London club believe Olympiakos will sell their highly-rated defender, who played for Greece during the World Cup.

 
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