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Arsenal interested in signing Valenciennes Youngster Ismael Doukoure

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Arsenal have reportedly shown interest in the the signing of Valenciennes centre-back Ismael Doukoure according to Foot Mercato.

 

The gunners will face competitions from Premier League rivals Leicester City and Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg who are also said to have approached the defender.

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The 17-year-old year-old has only ever featured for Valenciennes at senior level.

The young centre-back made his senior debut for Valenciennes earlier this season, featuring for 90 minutes in a Ligue 2 clash vs FC Sochaux.

 

Since then, Doukoure has starred a further 14 times that period, putting on a series of impressive displays, primarily as a central defender, but once as a left-back.

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The Gunners have already signed a young center-back from France in William Saliba, and even with much more experience under his belt, Mikel Arteta has yet to play him.

 

Arsenal could probably use one or two more additions at the rear, especially if David Luiz leaves in the summer.

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But surely North Londoners could spend that money on a much more experienced centr

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