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£29m transfer could help Arsenal sign World Cup-winner Emery likes

Abdou Diallo has officially completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain – and that could be of interest to Arsenal.

The defender has moved for around €32 million/£29 million (ESPN) having spent the last two seasons at Borussia Dortmund.

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The Bundesliga outfit’s signing of Mats Hummels has seemingly played a part in the decision to let Diallo depart, and he’ll now link up with the former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel.

He becomes the club’s third signing of the summer after Pablo Sarabia and Ander Herrera, and looks to be the alternative to Matthijs de Ligt, who is in Italy ahead of his move to Juventus.

Diallo’s transfer to the Parc des Princes could have negative consequences for his compatriot Presnel Kimpembe, and it may swing the door open for Arsenal.

TBR’s view

The Gunners are seemingly struggling to get a deal for William Saliba over the line with Tottenham Hotspur also in the picture.

Perhaps they should switch their attention to Kimpembe, whose chances of regular game time in 2019/20 just got slimmer.

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The Gunners were linked with the French ace last month (Le10 Sport), with ex-PSG boss Unai Emery a fan having already worked with him.

World Cup-winner Kimpembe didn’t have the best of seasons in 2018/19, but the ball-playing defender has superb potential.

He was excellent under the tutelage of Emery, so perhaps the Gunners should consider a move if Spurs will the race for Saliba.

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