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Arsenal’s centre-back plan

Arsenal apparently have a plan in the centre of defence, which includes two new signings in the next few months.

The Gunners are apparently eyeing a loan move for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, who is available in January.

The 31-year-old has been out of favour this season and the Star report that he is viewed as a temporary fix by Mikel Arteta.

However, the Gunners and Arteta are said to be “ready to go all out” for Dayot Upamecano in the summer.

They apparently made enquiries to sign the 21-year-old last summer, but left it too late to complete a deal. But they are targeting a move this summer to try and link Upamecano with William Saliba for next season in the centre of defence.

The club are said to believe that the duo can “form a formidable partnership”, and could be the long-term solution in defence.