Why Arsenal should make surprise move to sign Ozil's international teammate Jonas Hector

Germany's Jonas Hector celebrates after scoring the third goal against Italy

Jonas Hector would be an impressive signing for Arsenal.

Germany's Mesut Ozil in action with Ukraine's Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Artem FedetskiyGermany's Mesut Ozil in action with Ukraine's Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Artem Fedetskiy

Mesut Ozil told German magazine Sport BILD this week he would encourage his international teammates to play in the Premier League.

The Arsenal star has won trophies abroad with Real Madrid and the Gunners, and has played alongside fellow Germans Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski at The Emirates during his time in North London.

One player the Gunners should strongly consider making a move for this summer from Germany's squad is their first choice left-back Jonas Hector.

Germany's Jonas Hector celebrates after scoring the third goal against ItalyGermany's Jonas Hector celebrates after scoring the third goal against Italy

Hector plays for Podolski's former side FC Koln, and was a regular for the club last season, making 32 starts.

He has started all three of Germany's games at Euro 2016, and looked impressive doing so.

Hector has completed 90.2 per cent of his passes, while averaging 1.7 interceptions per game, committing only one foul.

The Mail report Koln value Hector in the region of £20 million, but for a defender who could be a regular for Arsenal for the next five years, this would be good value.

Crystal Palace's Joe Ledley in action with Arsenal's Nacho MonrealCrystal Palace's Joe Ledley in action with Arsenal's Nacho Monreal

Arsenal do already have options at left-back, but Nacho Monreal is 30 and Arsenal should consider alternatives and Hector, who has only just turned 26, would be a solid player to add to the squad.

Kieran Gibbs' future at the club is in doubt after failing to kick on and establish himself, with The Telegraph reporting that Arsenal will listen to offers for him this summer.

Arsenal would not be the only English team interested in Hector, with SkySports reporting earlier this year that Liverpool are keen on the defender. 

Germany's Jonas Hector in action with Poland's Lukasz PiszczekGermany's Jonas Hector in action with Poland's Lukasz Piszczek

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