Arsenal Interested in Newcastle Defender Steven Taylor

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is targeting Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor with high possibilities that Thomas Vermaelen is leaving the Emirates Stadium according to the daily mail.

The Newcastle centre-back is linked to a move to the Gunners and has been added to Wenger's defensive wishlist along with Swansea City player Ashley Williams.

Taylor has been at Newcastle since he was just 9 years of age but this season since the arrival of Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, his position at the back is no longer assured which has alerted Arsenal.

Vermaelen has not been the only defender at Arsenal linked with a move away from the club with Laurent Koscielny being targeted by Bayern Munich.