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Arsenal FC transfer news: Gunners consider summer move for former Tottenham starlet Ryan Fredericks

Fredericks has caught the eye playing for Fulham

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Arsene Wenger is already looking ahead to the summer transfer window, and reports say he has identified a target for the Gunners.

Ryan Fredericks, the 25-year-old right-back, has caught the eye as a key figure for Fulhams high-flying promotion chasers, chipping in with seven assists in 41 Championship appearances.

His contract expires at the end of the campaign, and Arsenal have joined West Ham in considering an approach for the soon-to-be free agent, according to The Sun.

Wenger wants to bring a new right-back to the Emirates to provide cover for Hector Bellerin, while also potentially stepping up to replace Bellerin should the Spain full-back leave this summer, with Barcelona known admirers of the 23-year-old.

Fredericks is a former member of Tottenhams academy, but he made just four first-team appearances for Arsenals north London rivals before leaving for Bristol City in August 2015.

However, later that month and with five appearances to his name he signed for Fulham, citing personal reasons to explain his desire to leave the Robins almost instantly.

In total, Fredericks has represented the Craven Cottage club 108 times.

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