Report: Arsenal open to cut-price move before end of window

Though the signing of Alexandre Lacazette kept the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern happy, things have definitely dried up on the signing front of late. 

Indeed, many of the Gunners propping up our bar are under the impression that Arsene Wenger needs to sell some of the deadwood in his squad before he buys again.

To that end, reports from the London Evening Standard have gone down well today. They claim the Emirates giants are willing to drop their valuation of Kieran Gibbs in order to push the 27-year-old out the door in north London.

A host of clubs from both home and abroad are understood to have been keen on the 27-year-old, though the £15m price reportedly set on his head is said to have put potential suitors off.

Now, Arsenal could accept as little as £7m for the England international, with Watford believed to be ready to reignite their interest in him as a result.

While clubs from Turkey and Germany are thought to be keen, Gibbs would reportedly like to remain in England after being told he can leave his boyhood charges.

Gibbs has proved to be a popular figure in the Tavern, though many of our resident Gunners would like to see him leave to free up space.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

The arrival of Sead Kolasinac has put Gibbs even further down the pecking order, so getting him off the wage ASAP is of paramount importance.

£7m may not seem like a lot, though losing him for free next year would be much worse.


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