Arsenal in pole position to sign 22-year-old ex-Rangers centre-back

Struggling Premier League club Arsenal are set to turn to former Rangers centre-back Joe Worrall in an astonishing move to solve their defensive woes. Now back at Nottingham Forest, Unai Emery’s side are seriously considering bidding for the Championship centre-back.

A mixed performer during his time at Ibrox, turning out at the Emirates would be some transformation from selling the jerseys in that fateful game at Rugby Park. The report claims that Gunners scouts are set to watch Forest’s game with QPR, managed by former Rangers manager Mark Warburton, as they assess centre-half.

Now 22, Joe has commanded a regular place at Forest this campaign and has played every minute of the club’s league campaign so far this campaign. His form has been in stark contrast to some of his performances at Gers, were Worrall was derided by fans for being cocky and complacent on the ball.

There were however some top, top performances from Worrall, with matches in the Europa League and with Old Firm rivals Celtic particularly standing out. Should he make the leap from Nottingham to London, it would be a monumental rise for the diehard Forest fan.

It wouldn’t be the first time Worrall has attracted Premier League interest either. Burnley bid up to £10m for the centre-back in winter 2018.