Arsenal plot move for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for Juventus defender Medhi Benatia this summer.

Le10Sport claims that newly-appointed Arsenal manager Unai Emery could bring the Morocco international to the Emirates Stadium after the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

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Following the retirement of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny’s injury crisis, Benatia has been tipped as the potential candidate to strengthen the Gunners’ defence.

The centre-back joined the Old Lady from Bayern Munich on a permanent transfer last summer after impressing during his temporary stay in the 2016-17 campaign.

The 31-year-old has also attracted interest from Marseille as Juventus look to replace their ageing defensive trio including Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli this summer.