Arsenal ponder bid for Young Boys defender Francois Affolter

Arsenal are being linked with Young Boys fullback Francois Affolter. The Daily Mail says the Switzerland international has been attracting interest from Premier League clubs.

Arsenal are being linked with Young Boys fullback Francois Affolter.

The Daily Mail says the Switzerland international has been attracting interest from Premier League clubs.

Several are looking for full-backs who can also play centre-back and the 21-year-oldm available for £1.5m, has the ability.

Arsenal, Reading, Norwich, Swansea and Newcastle are all understood to have been approached. The Gunners, who are ready to loan out Ignasi Miquel to Brighton, want a fourth-choice centre-back who can give defensive cover.

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