Report: Arsenal jump queue in race for Liverpool-linked Denis Zakaria
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Report: Arsenal jump queue in race for Liverpool-linked Denis Zakaria

According to reports this weekend, Arsenal have now jumped the queue when it comes to signing Swiss midfielder, Denis Zakaria.

The 40-cap star is available on a free in the summer and is clear to discuss terms with new clubs in January. And now, Fusstball Transfers have claimed that the Gunners are leading the race. Arsenal are said to have opened talks with the midfielder’s entourage, as they look to win the race for Zakaria.

It comes just days after separate reports had claimed Liverpool were at the front of the queue. Indeed, Gazzetta have previously claimed that Zakaria ‘dreams’ of a move to Anfield and working with Jurgen Klopp.

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But if the latest report from FT is correct, then it seems Arsenal are also firmly in the mix. A combative midfielder, the Swiss star is fast approaching 50 caps for his country. He has been a regular for ‘Gladbach, and has played 90 minutes in all 12 of his appearances this term.

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The Gunners are once again looking for potential signings. A midfielder is apparently on the agenda once again, despite the summer addition of Sambi Lokonga.

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Talk about bargain buys. If Arsenal can land Zakaria on a free then it might solve a big problem and save them a huge chunk of change in the process.

Zakaria looks the real deal. In Germany, he has impressed over the years and built a fine reputation as a tough but quality midfield player. Certainly, he’s someone who would improve the Gunners midfield right from the outset.

Of course, other clubs will be scrambling for Zakaria here. The 25-year-old oozes class. But if Arsenal have somehow managed to steal a march as is being reported here, then Edu and Arteta deserve huge credit.

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