Gunners linked with smart £15m signing.
Arsenal could be set to make the signing of versatile Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes his top priority in the January transfer window, according to the Metro.
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The 26-year-old can play either centre-back or left-back and would no doubt make a useful signing for the Gunners, who have struggled with injuries in a number of positions so far this season.
Valued at around £15m, Howedes has also been linked with Manchester United this January, while Arsenal have also targeted his team-mate Julian Draxler in the past.
Still, Arsenal now look likeliest to bring in Howedes this winter as Arsene Wenger is desperate to tighten up at the back this season.