Arsenal Transfer Update: Unai Emery Wants Premier League Defensive Ace

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Arsenal are expected to lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur over the summer in the pursuit of Newcastle United defensive ace, Fabian Schar according to a report on Mirror.

The north London duo had scouted him earlier as well but the way he has settled into life in England has piqued their interest once again.

Newcastle United signed him in the summer for a paltry £3m from Deportivo La Coruna and are likely to garner a huge profit if they indeed sell him in the upcoming transfer window.

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The Newcastle star has impressed this season with his dogged defending and the commitment he has shown. In fact, the Swiss international has averaged over 2 tackles per game whilst making 2.6 interceptions, which is indicative of his proficiency in reading the game.

Schar’s tally of almost six clearances per game is also quite remarkable but what has made him such a success at Newcastle this season is his aerial dominance. Indeed, the 27-year-old’s imposing 1.88m frame allows him to prevail in aerial duels, with the defender having won over 3 headed duels per game.

It also makes him an indirect threat from set-pieces, though none of his three goals so far have been scored from a header this season.

Therefore, the addition of someone like Schar could be beneficial for Arsenal who have had clear defensive issues all season long.

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