Arsenal considering move for Manchester United target Benjamin Pavard after Jurrien Timber injury
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 17
Benjamin Pavard wants to leave Bayern Munich (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Arsenal are assessing a move for defender Benjamin Pavard following the news that requires knee surgery.

The Dutchman is set for at least six months on the sidelines after sustaining an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament during the opening weekend victory against .

That was Timber’s full debut for the Gunners following his £39m arrival from , and his injury will limit how Mikel Arteta wants to line-up this season.

Timber was bought in order to play as an inverted full-back but his absence has left the Spaniard considering re-entering the transfer market.

Pavard, 27, agreed personal terms with Manchester United earlier this month but Bayern Munich rejected United’s opening bid for the Frenchman.

Timber is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

That offer arrived after United accepted a bid from West Ham for Harry Maguire but the defender has since rejected a move to the London Stadium.

That’s seen United cool their interest in Pavard, as they fear they will be stuck with Maguire.

And Fabrizio Romano says that could open the door for Arsenal as the Gunners are considering Pavard as a replacement for Timber.

The Frenchman wants to leave Bayern Munich, where he has just a year remaining on his deal.

Though Pavard has spent the majority of his time at Bayern as a right-back, his preferred position is centre-back.

That makes him a prime candidate for a hybrid, inverted role that Arteta is looking for.


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