Arsenal Keep Close Eye On Serbian

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Arsenal have been scouting Fiorentina centre back Matija Nastasic.

The Serbian under 21 international has impressed Arsenal’s Italian scout, Tony Banfield, since arriving in Florence from Partizan Belgrade.

Nastasic signed for Fiorentina in June, citing Sinisa Mihajlovic – his hero – as the main reason for joining the Viola.

Mihajlovic has since departed yet Nastasic has forced his way into the Fiorentina first team under Delio Rossi, starting the last seven matches and featuring in 13 Serie A games so far this season.

The 18-year-old is a 6ft 1ins, left sided centre half.