Arsenal line up Chris Smalling move?

Manchester United's Chris Smalling and Olympiakos' Hernan Perez in action during their Champions League match on February 25, 2014
Arsenal reportedly line up a January swoop for Chris Smalling.

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.

The Gunners were looking at the United centre-back during the summer, but opted against making a formal offer.

However, Arsene Wenger is ready to make his move when the transfer window re-opens in January, according to

Arsenal would have no problem matching Smalling's current salary at Old Trafford, and Wenger is said to be attracted to the versatility that the 24-year-old brings to the team.

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the begining of the UEFA Champions League play-off football match Besiktas vs Arsenal at Ataturk Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2014
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