Arsenal are expecting to sign another Manchester United misfit in Chris Smalling according to Goal.
The Gunners already acquired Danny Welbeck for £16million on deadline day, and reports now suggest they will move for Chris Smalling.
The English defender is capable of playing at right back and centre back – making him a very useful addition to the Arsenal squad. Reports say he will cost in the region of £10million and has apparently fallen out of favour under Louis van Gaal.
24-year-old Smalling was a transfer target for Arsene Wenger before he joined Manchester United but the player opted to join the Red Devils.
Since moving to Old Trafford Smalling has failed to reach his potential, but being young, versatile and homegrown makes him an attractive option for Arsenal. Whilst I personally think his quality is not brilliant, I do think he has the potential to develop into a very useful player. Considering defenders generally peak in their late 20’s, Smalling still has plenty of time on his side to get to his best.
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