Arsenal receive thumbs-up for shock Matthijs De Ligt transfer, Bayern Munich bombshell: report

Arsenal target Matthijs de Ligt of FC Bayern Munich looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Allianz Arena on March 09, 2024 in Munich, Germany.
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Arsenal could be about to bring Bayern Munich star Matthijs De Ligt to the Emirates Stadium, in a blockbuster move. 

Despite announcing Takehiro Tomiyasu has signed a new deal, mere days after tying up Ben White, the Gunners require cover in defence. Injuries to the likes of Tomiyasu, Jurrien Timber, Oleksandr Zinchenko and even stand-in right-back Thomas Partey have left the Gunners a little short at the back in recent months. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.