Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have spent the past few days burning the eyes of our barmaid by discussing the latest transfer reports, though today they’ve found themselves discussing a possible exit for a senior member of their squad.
Football Insider says Newcastle United are plotting a summer swoop for Arsenal’s England international Kieran Gibbs, who has found first-team opportunities limited this season as he stands behind Nacho Monreal in the pecking order.
The 26-year-old, who is a graduate of Arsenal’s esteemed academy, has just one-year remaining on his deal and the Gunners are open to a sale, rating the experienced defender at around £12m.
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Leicester City youngster Ben Chilwell, which intensifies the belief that they rate Gibbs as surplus to requirements, and Rafael Benitez’ struggling Toon Army will swoop this summer if they maintain their Premier League status.
The Magpies have a stern test ahead of them in the coming weeks to secure safety, as they sit one-point off safety but are in good form, having accumulated five points from the last three games.
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