Arsenal appear to have found their man in the defence and this one is an archetypal Wenger signing.
According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are in line to complete the signing of Sochaux defensive star Jerome Onguene early in the January transfer window.
It is reported that the 18-year-old wooed the Premier League scouts who were in attendance when Sochaux U-19 side took on their Olympque Lyonnais counterpart, coming out 2-0 winners to claim the Coupe Gambardella.
The 6ft 3in center-back was one of the star performers for his side and that has attracted some top clubs of which Arsenal are reported to be keenly interested.
Per Mertesacker has been under fire for his performance against Southampton and most fans are clamoring for a quality replacement who is strong and will be able to hold his own against the Premier League attackers. He is 31 and there is no doubt that an understudy in his position is highly recommended.
The player can also play as a right back and could be gotten for as little as £2 million.