Arsenal inform Euro giants they will meet £17m release clause to sign 6ft 2in star

According to reports in Italy via the Metro, Arsenal have informed Juventus they are ready to meet Medhi Benatia’s ¬£17m release clause as Unai Emery looks to further strengthen his defence this summer.
Our new head coach has wasted no time overhauling the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger with goalkeeper Bernd Leno arriving from Bayer Leverkusen while right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner has also been snapped-up from Juventus.
A deal to sign Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos has also reportedly been agreed as Emery looks to tighten-up a defensive unit that shipped 51 Premier League goals last season.
However, we’re expected to sign another central defender this summer as Per Mertesacker has retired, Laurent Koscielny is out for six months injured, Shkodran Mustafi has been a woeful signing and Calum Chambers is...

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