Arsenal 'add Bundesliga star to Arteta's transfer shortlist' to provide attacking alternative to Ben White | The Sun
ARSENAL are eyeing a move for Wolfsburg star Ridle Baku, according to reports.
The Gunners are keen to sign a more adventurous right-back option this summer.
Boss Mikel Arteta has successfully deployed centre-half Ben White in the position for most of this campaign.
But Arsenal are keen to recruit a more attacking option ahead of next season.
According to Sky Germany, Baku has impressed Gunners scouts this term.
They add that Baku is interested in departing Wolfsburg this summer and that a move to the Premier League would be an attractive proposition.
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The 25-year-old will have just two years remaining on his contract with the German outfit come the end of the season.
And he could be available for just £13million.
Baku primarily played as a right winger earlier in his career, prior to being converted.
He was deployed at right wing-back last season, before a switch to a back four saw him move to full-back this term.
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The four-cap Germany international has scored five goals in 26 appearances this season.
All five of his strikes came in a sensational six-game winning streak either side of the World Cup.
Despite that run, Wolfsburg sit ninth in the Bundesliga table.
Baku has played 105 times since moving from Mainz in 2020, scoring 16 goals and laying on 14 assists in that time.
In addition to White, the Gunners still have Takehiro Tomiyasu as a right-back option.
But the 24-year-old has largely fallen out of favour this season, starting just six Premier League games.
The Japanese international was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign last month after suffering a knee injury.
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