Report: Arsenal make £10.5m bid for Gremio defender Walter Kannemann

Coach of Arsenal Unai Emery answers to the media following the UEFA Europa League Semi Final Second Leg match between Valencia CF and Arsenal at Estadio Mestalla on May 9, 2019 in Valencia,...

Could Argentine international Walter Kannemann solve the defensive problems that continue to haunt Unai Emery's Premier League underachievers Arsenal?

Argentina's defender Walter Kannemann gestures after a foul in the penalty area during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Venezuela at the Wanda Metropolitano...

Arsenal have made an official £10.5 million bid to sign Argentina international Walter Kannemann, according to Calciomercato, but there is no guarantee that he is on his way to The Emirates with Inter Milan and Sampdoria allegedly interested.

The Gunners are crying out for a top quality centre-back after their dreadful defensive record once again cost them a place in the Premier League’s top four and it seems that the 28-year-old Gremio enforcer has emerged as one of their key targets.


Kannemann, who was born in Uruguay but has played five times for Argentina since making his international debut in September, has now been the subject of a £10.5 million bid from North London.

It is claimed that Arsenal have stepped up their interest in the last few weeks, perhaps a direct result of Shkodran Mustafi’s horrific run of form.

Walter Kannemann of Gremio and Jonathan Menendez of Independiente battle for the ball during the first leg match between Independiente and Gremio as part of CONMBEOL Recopa Sudamericana...

Arsenal are expecting a response in the next few days with Gremio now giving consideration to the proposal. It remains to be seen whether Serie A duo Inter or Sampdoria will match the Gunners’ bid.

According to the Mail, Eric Bailly, Samuel Umtiti and Djene Dakonam are also on Arsenal’s radar.

Walter Kannemann (Gremio) of Argentina in action during the international friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain on March 22 2019.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch