According to reports, Manuel Akanji, a defender for Borussia Dortmund who is valued at £27 million, is a target for the Gunners.
With 151 appearances for Dortmund, including 112 in the Bundesliga, the agile, ball-playing center defender has won the 2019–20 DFL Supercup and 2020–21 DFB Cup.
Manchester City legend Kompany also played in the Bundesliga with Hamburg before joining the Citizens – and similar to Kompany, Akanji is renowned for bringing the ball out from the back, through well-timed driving runs and has long, accurate passing in his locker.
He made eight top-flight appearances despite an injury-hit breakthrough campaign. He picked up a league winners’ medal in his first season, subsequently featuring 18 times in all competitions as Basel won a league and cup double in 2016/17.
The right-footed center-back featured in 28 games in all competitions prior to completing his switch to BVB in January 2018.
However, Arsenal faces a battle for his services with Manchester United also said to be interested in the 27-year-old Switzerland international.