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Seven defenders Arsenal could sign in the January transfer window

Here are seven defenders Arsene Wenger could sign to improve his Arsenal defender in the January transfer window

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Arsenal are one of six clubs vying for the Premier League title this season.

While only Liverpool have scored more goals than Arsenal in the current campaign, Arsene Wenger’s defence has proven inconsistent at times.

Unsurprisingly, the Arsenal manager has been linked with a number of defenders to improve his back four ahead of the second half of the season.

From one of Granit Xhaka’s Switzerland teammates to an experienced Netherlands centre-half, here are seven defenders that Wenger could sign in January.

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7) Ricardo Pereira

Photo: Ricardo Pereira/Instagram

Ricardo Pereira was sent out on loan to Nice from Porto in the 2015 summer transfer window.

The Portugal international has been in brilliant form in Ligue 1 and The Daily Star reported in January that Arsene Wenger wants Pereira to provide competition for Hector Bellerin.

Next up is one of Xhaka’s Switzerland colleagues.

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