Gunners tracking young Spanish right back


Reports from Spain say that Arsenal are keeping their eye on Atletico Madrid’s young right back, Javi Manquillo.

The 19 year old has caught Arsene Wenger’s eye and according to AS contact has been made with his ‘people’, but with just 2 first team appearances to his name this season, his inexperience might be a factor.

The right back situation is one that clearly need some consideration right now because although contract discussions ongoing with Bacary Sagna, there are doubts over his long-term future.

Carl Jenkinson has been fairly reliable back-up to the Frenchman but it remains to be seen if the Arsenal boss sees him as the long-term replacement, while on-loan Hector Bellerin has impressed at Watford but again lacks experience.

However, while we know that Arsene is good at unearthing young talent in Spain, we suspect this might be one for the summer, depending on what happens with Sagna and beyond.

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