According to ESPN, both the clubs are in a contest to land Jose Fonte in their respective teams
Reports say that Manchester United was the only club to chase Jose Fonte but now Arsenal too joined the race.
The Southampton defender is wanted by both the clubs except the Gunners desires him desperately as they are crying out for a new centre-back after the injuries of Per Mertesacker and Gabriel. The team has inexperts Calum Chambers and Rob Holding who appeared in the fight against Liverpool.
The 32-year defender is also in the list of Manchester United desiring, manager Jose Mourinho started talks with Southampton for the player worth £10 million.
Both the clubs are in a hurry as the transfer window closes by August 31.