Arsenal are set to make their move for Loic Perrin

According to media reports in France, the Gunners are set to make a formal offer for French defender Loic Perrin after holding successful initial talks with Saint-Etienne and the players representatives.

Wenger’s men lack of options at the back has been exposed during the first half of the season following our inability to bring in a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen in the summer.

Full-backs Mathieu Debuchy and Nacho Monreal have both been forced to fill-in at centre-half in recent weeks while Laurent Koscielny was out through injury.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has also admitted he has already used youngster Calum Chambers more than he had planned this season.However, he is expecting to bring in another defender this month and Loic Perrin has emerged as a key target in recent weeks.

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It appears that Arsenal management is now stepped up out interest in the experienced centre-back, as media are reporting that the Gunners are set to table a formal offer after holding successful opening talks with Saint-Etienne and the players representatives.

The French media claims that Wenger wants a deal done quickly after making Perrin his number one target and Saint-Etienne won’t stand in the players way as long as they receive a fee in the region of €8m-€10m for his signature.

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