The Arsenal defender/winger Kieran Gibbs was another player that would have been able to leave for free next season if he didn’t sign a new contract has finally been sold after turning down a transfer to Watford yesterday due to personal terms not being agreed.
But today he has accepted a deal with West Brom, but his selling price is “believed” to be just £7million. The Evening Standard broke the news just now….
Kieran Gibbs has completed his move to West Brom on a four-year deal.
The full back signs from Arsenal for a fee believed to be £7million.
Watford were also interested in the England international, but failed to agree personal terms with the 27-year-old.
Gibbs joined Arsenal’s academy from Wimbledon in 2004 before going on to make 137 senior appearances for the Gunners.
Considering the prices that other players are being sold for, it would appear that Arsenal are having to sell their unwanted players at cut prices to get them to leave, probably due to their excessive wage demands compared to other clubs.
Despite the small transfer fee, Arsenal are now very firmly in profit from this transfer window and have cut huge chunks from their wage bill, and we still have the small matter of income from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez to come in.
Wenger had better have a couple of very big tricks up his sleeve…..