Arsenal are said to have made an offer for Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa with a view to bringing him back to the Premier League this summer, according to the Metro.
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The 32-year-old is thought to be on the outs in the Spanish capital, and is apparently keen on making a return to England before hanging up his boots.
Reports close to the player suggest that Arsenal are keen to make an offer for his signature, but may face some significant competition from Italian giants Napoli.
Armed with a wealth of domestic and European experience, he would come relatively cheaply at just £3.6m.
With Arsenal’s injury concerns at the back this season, Arbeloa would be able to fill in at right-back, his natural position, as well as in the centre and on the left.
Also able to fill in in midfield as well, thus offering Arsene Wenger some options for rotation.