Unai Emery keen to sign Getafe defender Djene to solve Arsenal’s defensive woes

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 May 2019 11:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link192Shares Shkodran Mustafi could leave the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty)Speaking after the win, Emery said: ‘Valencia are a good team. They played with strong players defensively and in midfield.‘They’re strong at set-pieces, they scored and we struggled with set-pieces.‘We’ll continue to work on what we can improve, on what we can do better, but generally in the first leg, over the 90 minutes, we can be happy and proud of the players and supporters.‘Now we will prepare the same for the second leg because we know it will be very difficult.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Unai Emery wants to bolster his defensive options at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has identified Getafe star Djene as a top target ahead of the summer transfer window and believes he can help solve Arsenal’s defensive woes, according to reports.The Gunners have conceded 49 goals in the Premier League this season – more than Wolves, Leicester City, Everton, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.Emery privately accepts he needs to bolster his defensive options this summer, with Shkodran Mustafi failing to perform throughout the season and linked with a departure.Marca say Togo international Djene has been identified as the player to solve Arsenal’s defensive problems ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe 27-year-old has enjoyed a superb season for Getafe, with his performances helping the club climb to fourth in the La Liga table, just ten points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid.Djene is now rated as one of the most assured defenders in Spain and has been linked with a number of clubs after his impressive run of performances.Arsenal are looking at a number of defenders ahead of the summer transfer window but Marca say Djene, who has a buy-out clause of £30million, is right at the top of the Gunners’ list.It is claimed Emery has personally scouted Djene this season and has been impressed enough to advise Arsenal to make a move. Unai Emery keen to sign Getafe defender Djene to solve Arsenal’s defensive woes Advertisementcenter_img Comment Togo star Djene has impressed for Getafe (Picture: Getty)Earlier in the season, the Getafe president confirmed they had received offers from Spanish and foreign clubs for Djene last summer.Angel Torres told Cadena Cope: ‘He wishes to remain playing in La Liga, and we have promised his agent that if a suitable offer comes in from a Spanish club, we will negotiate.‘He has a release clause of €35m, but we could be open to selling him for slightly less.’Arsenal, meanwhile, have one foot in the Europa League final after beating Valencia 3-1 at home in the first leg on Thursday. Advertisementlast_img

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