There are the standard worried looks here in the Football Transfer Tavern on the faces of Arsenal fans with the news from the Daily Mail that Bayern Munich could well be set to bid £15 million for Laurent Koscielny.
Not only do the club have to worry about Chelsea going after Stevan Jovetic, but they also have to focus on keeping their current players, with Pep Guardiola thought to have identified the defender as one of the only targets he wants to add to his inherited Champions League winning squad this summer.
Add to this the fact that the player himself has claimed that he wants Arsene Wenger to show more desire in the transfer market and for the club to win something next season or he will consider his future and it is a rather panicked time for the club.
As Gunners all know, the club have not won a trophy for quite some time and given they seem to sell their best players each summer that is little wonder. The time has now come for Wenger to hold onto his best and brightest and try to even add to these ranks during the transfer window and as one of our punters quips, the manager will do everything in his power to keep the player and rightly so.
The player himself told Eurosport that: “I want to lift trophies and to have a winning record. I hope the club will give me the means. If this weren’t the case, I’d look elsewhere.
“I want to win titles and I hope the club has the means. It deserves it. Does the club want to keep me? That question is also there.”
Will Arsenal part with Koscielny this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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