Arsenal have found themselves slightly short of defensive options, and may yet move for an addition in the final days of the transfer window.

The departure of Kieran Tierney, as well as a long-term injury to new signing Jurrien Timber, means that Arsenal’s defensive depth is weaker than it was last season.

With Rob Holding and Nuno Tavares also heading towards the exit door, Mikel Arteta now has just six first-team defenders at his disposal: Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Jakub Kiwior and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Whilst Thomas Partey has been filling in as an inverted right-back, he is naturally a midfielder, and another addition may be needed in the position.

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Danish outlet Tipsbladet has now claimed that Arsenal are interested in Benfica defender Alexander Bah.

There is interest in the 25-year-old from a number of clubs both in the Premier League and Europe, and it is reported that he could cost around £25m.

What would Bah bring to Arsenal?

As an attacking right-back who has also played as a winger, Bah could provide an alternative to White and Tomiyasu as an option who offers more attacking threat.

He has been described as “aggressive,” and is strong defensively whilst also providing a lot of attacking threat.

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At six foot, he fits Arsenal’s style of defender as a full-back who is also comfortable in the air.

If Arsenal do sign a right-back, Tomiyasu can move over to the left as the main cover for Zinchenko, whilst Bah can provide cover for both White and Saliba, with White able to move into the centre.

At £25m, it seems unlikely that Arsenal would be willing to stump up such a fee late in the window, but he is one to keep an eye on ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

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