Arsenal’s transfer business has been excellent so far this summer, and it seems the Gunners could be about to have a better season than some may have thought.
With five players brought into the first-team squad, Arsenal are going through a mini-rebuild this summer.
Unai Emery has invested heavily in defence as he has added Stephan Lichsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos. However, according to L’Equipe via Sport Witness have become interested in the defender who was close to joining Atletico Madrid before the World Cup. Manchester United had also reportedly been in talks for the defender but due to an injury at the backend of last season and a quiet World Cup, their interest has cooled.
The France international injured his knee in a defeat to PSG in April. Due to that injury, he only made one appearance during the World Cup as he lost his place to Benjamin Pavard.
Regarded as one of the better fullbacks in Europe, since his move to Monaco Sidibe has been part of the club’s return to prominence. In two seasons at the club, the Frenchman has managed to rack up 14 assists in the league – a solid return from a fullback.
While he’s a good player (with a Transfermarkt rating of £20.7m), the arrival of Stephan Lichsteiner, a move for him just doesn’t seem to make sense. Hector Bellerin will likely be the starting fullback in Emery’s squad, with Lichsteiner being his backup. Moreover, due to Sidibe’s reputation in Europe, it doesn’t look like Arsenal will get him cheaply albeit he’s been injured.
Arsenal have two fullbacks, there just isn’t room for Sidibe.
Thoughts Arsenal fans?