Arsenal and Chelsea eyeing move for 22-year-old in-demand defender

By | February 14, 2020

Arsenal are reportedly set to rival Chelsea for the move of Swansea City centre-back Joe Rodon as Mikel Arteta draws up a list of summer targets.

The Gunners have had a difficult campaign, with Mikel Arteta coming in to replace Unai Emery in December, but with joinings surely needed to give the Spaniard the best chance of success.

According to the Daily Mail, impressive Swansea young prospect Joe Rodon is among the players on Arsenal’s radar, with the 22-year-old defender showing plenty of promise with his performances in the Championship this campaign.

It might be a big step up from Swansea to Arsenal, but Joe Rodon looks a player worth growing for the future.

The Wales international’s excellent form has also recently seen him massively linked with Chelsea in another Daily Mail report, so there could be a bidding battle for him this summer.

The Blues also see in need of strengthening at the back after an inconsistent first campaign under Frank Lampard, with upgrades perhaps needed on the likes of Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma.

The Mail’s report also links Arsenal with interest in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.