Following the signing of Sead Kolasinac and an FA Cup win, the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have once again found reasons to be optimistic.
Indeed, while our resident Gooners are not yet fully on board with Arsene Wenger’s new two-year deal, they’re hoping for a big summer on the transfer front.
While discussing big name targets is obviously more exciting for our north London locals, reports from the London Evening Standard has our punters propping up the bar in heated discussion.
They claim the Emirates giants may have to lower their asking price in order to sell Kieran Gibbs this summer. A popular figure in the Tavern – having come through the club’s academy – the 27-year-old is reportedly open to an exit.
The likes of Newcastle United, Brighton and Watford are all thought to be interested in the £15m-rated England international, though not at that price. With only one year left on his current deal, interested parties are said to believe such a fee to be unrealistic.
Gibbs is believed to be open to the idea of seeing out his deal should he be given a fair crack of the whip next term, though the presence of Nacho Monreal and the aforementioned Kolasinac could make that difficult.
After so many years of loyal service, the Arsenal fans in the bar just hope Gibbs is happy at the end of the summer.