With Arsenal backline seemingly falling apart following their consecutive defeats in the Champions League, Arsene Wenger looks set to spend come January in order to bring in addition to the defense department of the club. And he has already sent his most-trusted scout to go watch young Juventus centre-back, Daniele Rugani. Arsenal duo of Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel Paulista were both at fault for 2 goals during the club’s 3 – 2 defeat to Olympiacos in match day 2 of the Champions League.
Daniele is a 21 year-old central back who was on loan at Empoli all through last season. And his performances caught the eyes as he featured in all of last season’s matches without a single booking. His statistics of 88% completed passes, 62% success in all attempted tackles and 66% wins of his headed duels make his one of the best young defenders all across Europe. Now back with the Old Lady, Daniele Rugani hasn’t had a single minute of action this season as he isn’t part of the starting eleven and down at the bottom of the pecking order. Juventus refused to let go of the talented defender who scored 3 goals last season.
It is expected that Arsenal will spend much in the January transfer window after they refused to sign an outfield player during the summer transfer. Wenger signed only Petr Cech, who was brought in from Chelsea for 10 million pounds, and the French tactician has been under fire for his recent transfer policies. Arsenal started the season on a poor note and are on the verge of an early exit in the Champions League. Daniele Rugani is part of the target list for January as interests in his service have grown.