Domagoj Vida could be the key ingredient for Arsenal next season

Arsenal have joined the race to sign in-demand World Cup finalist Domagoj Vida, according to Turkish publication Milliyet, as cited in Sport Witness.

What’s the story?

The 29-year-old centre-back only signed for Besiktas in January but has struggled to settle at the Turkish club.

The Croatian defender impressed with his World Cup performances, scoring his country’s second goal against Russia in the Quarter Finals and was a rock at the heart of the defence as his country reached the final of the tournament.

A number of Premier League clubs have expressed their interest in the hardman, including Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, West Ham and Everton, and now Arsenal have made an approach according to the latest report.

Just what Arsenal need

Vida is a tough no-nonsense defender who can also provide a goal threat as he showed against Russia and he is exactly the sort of player that Arsenal were missing under Arsene Wenger.

He is a leader that controls the back line and could prove to be the missing ingredient for Unai Emery as he looks to return Arsenal to the top of the Premier League pile.