Arsenal join Man Utd in race for Turkish star

Arsenal are ready to battle Manchester United in the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports in the Express.

The Turkish star has drawn comparisons to Gunners star Mesut Ozil and has impressed for the Bundesliga outfit.

He has been linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and AC Milan, and has a growing reputations for his free-kick expertise.

Now, the North London outfit are said to have joined the pursuit after failing to sign a senior outfield player during the summer window.

The 21-year old has scored eight goals and provided two assists in 10 appearances across all competitions, alerting top clubs to his situation in Germany.

Having only brought in Petr Cech this summer, manager Arsene Wenger is said to be preparing moves when the transfer window reopens in January, to aid his title challenge.

The Gunners sit in second place, having recently beaten Manchester United 3-0 at the Emirates.

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