Arsenal identify top summer transfer target and start 'pushing' for deal: report

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal are reportedly ‘pushing’ to sign a new defender as their marquee summer transfer.

Mikel Arteta’s men currently sit top of the Premier League as the season enters the final fortnight and boast the best defensive record in the division. Arsenal have conceded just 28 in the league, five less than Manchester City.

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.