Arsenal's season hasn't quite panned out how many fans hoped following a busy summer in terms of transfer activity.
The Gunners signed six new players in the summer window, including their club record-breaking purchase of Nicholas Pepe for £72m.
But it was defenders that Arsenal fans were most satisfied to see come in, albeit their £30m capture of William Saliba saw the player return to Saint-Etienne on loan.
However, Unai Emery is now under ever-growing pressure as Arsenal find themselves sixth in the Premier League table and nine points off the Champions League places.
Despite the club's board issuing a public statement backing their head coach, it's believed Emery doesn't have long to turn things around.
The 21-year-old has played 11 games for Stuttgart in Germany's second tier this season.
Magala has also featured prominently for Belgium's under-21 side and is attracting interest from across Europe.
Mangala is reported to be valued at £26m, such is his projected potential to hold his own in Europe's top leagues.
Arsenal are thought to view Mangala as a possible partner for William Saliba when the latter returns to the club for the start of next season.
If a deal were to be done in January, Mangala would also offer an added defensive option to an Arsenal side that's currently leaking goals.
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