Arsene Wenger plans to make a bid for Magpies defender Steven Taylor in a bid to shore up the Gunners defence.
Arsenal are considering a shock move for Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor, as they aim to solidify an under-performing back-line from summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The 27-year old played in 25 Premier League games for Newcastle this season but, after the arrival of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Montpellier in January, Taylor is not guaranteed a first team place at St. James’ Park next season.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has made looking for a reliable defender a priority in the summer transfer market, and Taylor certainly provides the experience and talent to fill the role as a rotational player in the centre of Arsenal’s defence.
If Taylor does indeed join the squad, he will be in competition with Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker for a starting role, and will look to push the current crop of defenders all the way during pre-season.
Watch below as Steven Taylor attempts to (badly) convince the referee that the ball hit his chest rather than his arm during a Premier League game.