Report: Arsenal want Benedikt Howedes

Benedikt Howedes of Germany celebrates after his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014
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A report claims that Arsenal want to sign Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly lining up a bid for Schalke 04 defender Benedikt Howedes.

The experienced centre-back was part of the Germany side that won the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

The 26-year-old has also long been regarded as one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, making any deal difficult for the Gunners.

However, according to The Telegraph, Wenger will press ahead with a move this week.

Howedes has been with Schalke since 2001, making his first-team debut in 2007.

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