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Arsenal Intend To Make January Move For Leicester City Star: Can He Fix Arteta’s Problems?

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

According to Transfer Market Web, Arsenal are in the market for Caglar Soyuncu. The Gunners have been tracking the Leicester City star during his time at SC Freiburg and are poised to launch a fresh effort to snap him up in the upcoming January transfer window. Soyuncu does face an uncertain future at the club, with his current contract expiring in 2023.

Caglar Soyuncu: A Success In The Premier League

Formerly of SC Freiburg, Caglar Soyuncu has emerged as one of the Premier League’s best defenders. He did have a rough start to his career in England, but the Turkish international has since transformed into a reliable centre-back.

Soyuncu has indeed been an ever-present figure during Leicester’s success under Brendan Rodgers. And with almost 100 competitive appearances for the club, the 25-year-old has garnered significant experience at the highest level of football.

Standing at 1.87m, Soyuncu’s imposing frame, coupled with his impeccable physique, have made him an ideal fit for the physically astute nature of the Premier League. The defender has significantly improved his technical abilities and can be quite versatile as well, often operating as part of either a back three or a back four.

A native of Izmir, the former Freiburg starlet has leadership capabilities as well, making him one of the most in-demand defenders playing in English football at the moment.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City applauds the travelling Leicester fans at the end of the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on October 03, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Should Arsenal Go For Soyuncu?

With the summer addition of Ben White and Takehiro Tomiyasu, the Arsenal defence has improved considerably this season, after initially making a disastrous start to the campaign.

The entire unit has shown a lot of promise, but it is apparent that the team lack the presence of a bonafide leader. That is where Caglar Soyuncu comes in.

Having had immense success during his time at Leicester City, the Turkish international is a proven Premier League star who can settle in nicely at Emirates. He has the physique and the leadership to offer the additional edge in the Arsenal defence and could combine extremely well alongside White, who is a technically sound centre-back.

The further presence of Tomiyasu at right-back should offer additional solidity in the Arsenal backline, thus helping the Gunners move one step closer towards Mikel Arteta’s desired strength at the back, as he looks to complete the process and help renew the club’s lost glory.

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