Could this Dortmund man be joining Arsenal in the summer?

The Telegraph reported on Monday that Arsenal are looking to make three key signings in the summer in a £50m spending spree – a goalkeeper, a defender and a midfielder.

Now, as we spoke about a few days ago, Schneiderlin looks like he could well be the midfield target, but with injuries and form taking their toll on the club’s defenders, the Telegraph suggests that Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic could well be the main defensive target on Wenger’s radar.

Subotic has played for Dortmund for since signing for them in 2008 from Mainz and has since established himself as one of the Bundelsliga’s (and latterly the world’s) most sought after defenders after playing a key role in the BVB side that won back-to-back Bundesliga titles and reached the Champions League final in 2013.

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Despite Dortmund’s failings this season, Subotic has still played exceptionally well but with only a year left on his deal, and with Dortmund very unlikely to have European football next season, this summer could well be the time that Dortmund to accept an offer for him.

This is an interesting scenario, because Subotic joining Arsenal would depend on Wenger being ruthless and getting rid of another centre half.

There is no question about though is that Subotic would be a tremendous asset for the club. His fee would be high, but not massive due to only having one year remaining on his deal, and he has always been open to the idea of moving to the Premiership.

It’s unlikely however that Arsenal will be the only club in the hunt for his signature.

As we saw last summer with Barcelona and Manchester United fighting for an injury-ravaged Vermaelen – quality centre halves are very hard to come by and if Arsenal want Subotic they are going to have to fight for him.

If Wenger is going to spend £50m on three players, then Schneiderlin and Subotic would be a very good start….

Subotic has made 29 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this season scoring 1 goal.