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Arsenal Preparing A £15m Bid For This Brentford Defender: What Will He Add To Emery’s Team?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by the Sun, Arsenal are lining up a January move to secure the services of Ezri Konsa from Brentford. It is believed that the Gunners are prepared to table an official bid of £15m to bring the Championship talent to North London. Unai Emery is looking to bring in some reinforcements during the January transfer window, and Konsa fits their bill perfectly.

The London born prospect began his football career at Charlton and graduated from their academy before sealing a move to Brentford last summer. He has already put in a string of commanding displays for the Bees this season which has not gone unnoticed by the Gunners chiefs. The English centre-half’s dominant displays during this campaign have helped Brentford climb up to the 15th place in the EFL Championship standings.

Konsa has made 18 appearances for the Bees this season across all competitions and has also represented the England Under-21 side five times in his young career so far. The former Charlton talent could be considered as one of the most promising young defenders in the Championship, and the Gunners would do well to prise him away from Griffin Park.

What Will The English Defender Add To Emery’s Side?

Konsa is extremely versatile and can operate in multiple positions across the pitch. He primarily plays as a centre-back but can also fill in as a right-back or play in a defensive role in midfield which makes him a great squad option for Arsenal.

The 21-year-old is very quick and is hardly beaten by a forward in a 1v1 race. He is also a good defender who knows how to keep calm under pressure and get the basics right in defence. Moreover, Konsa is a decent distributor of the ball and is not afraid to play out from the back which makes him a perfect fit for Emery’s brand of football at the Emirates Stadium.

Should The Gunners Move In For Him?

At £15m, the English prospect could turn out to be one of the bargains of the winter transfer window so Arsenal should not waste any time in their attempts to snap him up when the transfer window reopens in January.

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