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A Potential Waste Of Money: The £12M Transfer Arsenal Don’t Need To Make

According to Botlon manager Owen Coyle, the Wanderers may be forced into selling their in-demand centre-back Gary Cahill, if a ‘suitable offer’ is tabled in January.

Much was made over Arsenal’s chase of Cahill over the summer, but nothing transpired as Bolton affectively overpriced the 25-year-old Englishman, who is in the last year of his contract.

However, Coyle recently admitted that should a good offer be tabled for Cahill in January then he may consider selling him:

‘I would love to work with Gary Cahill every day of the week for as long as I could because he is a top player and a fantastic young man. Sometimes things are taken out of your grasp. We will wait and see what January brings.’

In all honesty, I am in two minds about whether Arsenal really need Cahill anymore. We seem to have improved defensively over the course of the season, but I still think we need some cover, and this is why I question whether we need Gary or not.

However, currently, I don’t think he would fit into the first-team as he would have done at the start of the new campaign.

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