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Arsenal Scouting Napoli Pair Ahead Of Potential Summer Move

Arsenal Scouting Napoli Pair Ahead Of Potential Summer Move

Arsene Wenger's busy January transfer window looks as though it's going to be followed by an equally frantic summer one, with the Arsenal manager deploying scouts to watch two of Napoli's star players ahead of potential end of season moves.

Despite losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, last month, Wenger reinforced his squad with the arrivals of Henrikh Mhkitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while also committing Mesut Ozil to a new contract.

And now, according to CalcioMercato in Italy, the Gunners boss has sent scouts to watch Napoli duo Kalidou Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne.


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The North London club reportedly had representatives in the stand as the Serie A leaders took on RB Leipzig in the Europa League at the San Paolo, on Thursday night.

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And while Napoli were turned over 3-1 by the Bundesliga outfit, that has done nothing to dissuade Wenger from retaining an interest in Insigne and Koulibaly.

The pair have been essential to the Partenopei's ascent to the summit of Serie A, this season, where they lead champions Juventus by just a single point with 14 fixtures remaining.

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With Insigne, however, Arsenal are expected to be rivalled for the Italian forward's signature by Atletico Madrid, who are presumably preparing for life after Antoine Griezmann, who is expected to leave the Wanda Metropolitano at the end of this season.


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Wenger recently also admitted he regrets not strengthening his defence in January, saying in a recent interview, via 101 Great Goals "Yes, because our defensive numbers are not good enough and that's where we needed some possible strengthening as well.

"I believe we have to find an internal solution to our defensive problems, and that means everyone putting more effort in."

Another busy summer looms for the Gunners, who will likely once again have to try and attract players without the lure of Champions League football, for the second consecutive season, with Wenger's men currently sitting in sixth place in the Premier League, eight points outside the top four.

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Topics: Football News, Lorenzo Insigne, Football, Serie A, Premier League, Arsenal, Napoli, Kalidou Koulibaly

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.