Arsenal goes for Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez

Arsenal have opened arrangements with Atletico Madrid over focus back Jose Gimenez as Arsene Wenger ventures up his quest for a defender. Arsenal are without skipper Per Mertesacker and Gabriel through injury while Laurent Koscielny is as yet recuperating full match wellness after his European Championship efforts with France this mid year. It cleared out Wenger with youths Calum Chambers and Rob Holding in barrier as Arsenal drooped to a 4-3 opening-day misfortune to Liverpool. Gimenez, 21, is a quick and physical Uruguayan focus half who played 37 matches under Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid last season. Manchester United and Real Madrid have already scouted the youthful safeguard, who has a discharge proviso of £56million. Sportsmail comprehends that as of Wednesday evening, Arsenal are proceeding with converses with Atletico Madrid, who are requesting an expense in the locale of £40m.