Arsene Wenger is close to fulfilling Arsenals second summer signing, and no it is not Luis Suarez, but young German Matthias Ginter from Freiburg.

The youngster is hardly likely to bring shouts of joy from the Arsenal faithful that had been promised some stellar signings with the money that Wenger has available, of which £6 million will go from the kitty for a player that is said to be comfortable playing both as a defender, and also in midfield.

The 19-year-old Ginter made 21 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, and is expected to travel to London later this week for a medical and to sort out personal terms.