Exclusive: Arsenal To Spend £44M To Secure Top Defender Deal

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta now have a big decision to make with David Luiz imminent departure.

David Luiz will leave Arsenal at the end of this month when his contract officially expires after spending two years with the Gunners.

The Brazilian arrived from Chelsea in a shocking move, although he has had a lot of ups and down, He has been impressive when it matters.

David Luiz’s exit means Arsenal are now short of a center back and the Gunners know they need to sign a replacement before next season.

According to reports, Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba could be a direct replacement for David Luiz as the 22-year-old is highly appreciated by Arsenal.

Tapsoba appeared 39 times for Bayer leverkusen across all competitions this season and he has been linked to top clubs such as Manchester United and Liverpool in the past.

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However, Bayer leverkusen have no intention of selling their best defender and will only sell if only his £44M release clause is triggered.

Arteta and Edu view Tapsoba as the perfect Luiz replacement and will try to trigger his release clause.

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