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Media Report: Arsenal in Race With Galatasaray for £2m Basel Centre Back Eray Comert

Arsenal pushing to trigger Basel defender Eray Comert release clause with likely competition from Galatasaray for Comert signature.

Michael Arteta is desperate to improve his defensive options after conceding 36 goals during the current campaign before the season was suspended.

Eray Comert, FC Basel defender has £2m release clause attached to his contract at Turkish giants Galatasaray according to reports.

Only Tottenham and Chelsea in the top ten have conceded more In the Premier League this season than Arsenal 36 goals.

The FC Basel defender has caught the eye of Arteta this season during the club contention for the Swiss League title and on the verge of the Europa League quarter-finals at the time of the suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Comert has played an integral role in defence helping FC Basel to keep 14 clean sheets in 2019-20 and Arteta hope he repeats that in the Premier League

Now, Turkish outlet Fanatik claims: “Arsenal will face competition from Galatasaray as they push to secure the 22-year-old signature.

The financial impact of the coronavirus lockdown is likely to force Arsenal to exercise their options with frugality this transfer market.

The 22-year-old to remained last summer after link to Arsenal when Unai Emery was in charge.

Manager Mikel Arteta is eager to improve his backline at the end of the current campaign which is expected to restart in June

The trio of David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis have proven unreliable centre back position this season

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