Arsenal are weighing up a transfer swoop for Stevenage defender, Luther James-Wildin according to Football.london.
Unai Emery is struggling for depth in his defence heading into the new season, especially after club captain, Laurent Koscielny refused to travel to their pre-season trip to the USA.
The Gunners are already limited in their options at full-back, with Hector Bellerin set to miss the start of the season as he continues his recovery from injury.
Carl Jenkinson is likely to be the only recognised option at right-back, which will be a concern with the 27-year-old being linked with a move to Crystal Palace in recent weeks according to The Sun.
So it’s certainly a position that needs to be filled before the new season gets underway in August, and Emery has seemingly lined up a move for the Stevenage youngster.
James-Wildin made 39 appearances for Stevenage as they finished 10th in the League Two table last season, and his good performances evidently haven’t gone unnoticed.
The 21-year-old has two caps on the international stage for Antigua and Barbados and will be hoping to have his future resolved in the near future.
It remains to be seen as to whether Arsenal will submit a formal offer to sign the youngster, who will surely have his head turned if a bid is made by the Premier League side.
I think this will be too good to turn down for the youngster if an official offer is submitted by the Gunners.
He impressed me for Stevenage last season, and has shown that he has got a significant amount of potential, that could be a real asset for Arsenal in the future.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him loaned back to Stevenage for the season though, as I just can’t see him being given the chance to feature regularly for the Arsenal first-team.