Everyone expects Arsenal to sign world class players this January after they landed in a stellar signing last season with signing the flamboyant German, Mesut Ozil for the club’s record signing. Arsenal’s scouting team has been analyzing players from all over the world as first they were linked with Xherdan Shaqiri when the winger was at FC Basel.

Surprisingly, The Gunners have again scouted a player from the same team. Reportedly, Arsenal could be preparing to make FC Basel’s Fabian Schar their first signing of the January transfer window after the defender’s agent confirmed the Gunners are one of the clubs to make contact. The 21-year-old defender has become an integral member of the Basel first XI in recent seasons with his performances in the Europa League and the Champions League over the past two seasons catching the eye of a number of clubs across the continent.

The defender shone against the EPL top clubs Chelsea and Tottenham and has managed to gather the limelight from top European clubs one being Arsenal. The good news for Arsenal is that his agent has confirmed the interest from Arsenal.

He said, “He is happy at Basel, where there is a great atmosphere within the club. Arsenal? I can confirm we have had contact with English clubs who want to sign him. There is also interest from Italian and German clubs, but we have had more contact from England. ”