Arsenal eyeing Bundesliga star

Schalke defender Atsuto UchidaArsenal are plotting a move for Schalke defender Atsuto Uchida, according to reports from the Daily Star.

With current Gunners right-back Bacary Sagna’s future far from clear, Arsene Wenger is believed to be keen to draft in a replacement ahead of the new campaign.

Even if the Frenchman does stay at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal are still short on cover for the position, with Carl Jenkinson the only other right-sided defender available.

Wenger is believed to have been monitoring Uchida throughout 2012/13, and has been impressed by his performances both in the Bundesliga and the Champions League.

The 25-year-old could be tempted by a move to the Premier League, after spending three successful years in Gelsenkirchen.

Uchida is seen as a wise investment both on and off of the pitch due to his profile within Asian football.

With 60 caps to his name, the rampaging full-back is considered a superstar in his homeland, which is known for having a solid base of English football enthusiasts.

However, interest in his signature is thought to be high, which may force Wenger to consider other targets.

Second on his list of candidates is Sochaux’s Sebastien Corchia, who earned rave reviews for his Ligue 1 displays last season.

Should Arsene Wenger swoop for Atsuto Uchida? Or would he be better off securing a ‘big name’ signing?

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