Arsenal are desperate to sign 21-year-old Belgian midfielder

London club have upped their interest in Stuttgart midfielder Orel Mangala, with the €30m-rated footballer already a target for a quartet of Europe’s top teams. Arsenal have endured a difficult start to the campaign, sitting only one point closer to the top four than the relegation zone.

The underwhelming start has to lead to speculation regarding the future of under-fire manager Unai Emery, with one ex-Gunners double winner suggesting the Spanish manager’s time is up. Nevertheless, Stuttgart footballer Orel Mangala is the subject of interest from the London club.

The immediate concerning news to Arsenal supporters will be that German club are currently a Bundesliga 2 side, and the prospect of spending €30m on a target from one of Europe’s second tiers won’t do much to quell the unrest at the London club. Unai Emery wants to bolster the midfielder and ready to spend considerable money in summer.

However, the report goes on to claim that Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Roma are all targetting a move for U21 Belgium international, with expectations high that a move to one of Europe’s heavy hitters will soon materialise. Mangala has vast potential and can become a top-class midfielder if he continuous improvement.

Orel is a tough-tackling central midfielder, and could be seen as a long-term replacement for Granit Xhaka, should the Swiss midfielder’s recent run-ins with the club’s fans result in a transfer away. Meanwhile, an Arsenal-linked Man United centre-half has made a staggering admission regarding Jose Mourinho and his time at Old Trafford.