Of course it would be nice for Arsenal to be able to get as much money as possible for any players that we sell during the transfer window, but I do think that some of the mega money deals going on in football at the minute may have gone to the heads of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board.
So with Man City having spent more money this summer on full backs than most clubs in Europe or even the cash rich English Premier League have spent on players in total, perhaps the Gunners think that our England international left back Kieran Gibbs should be worth a pretty penny, but the fact is that if we need to sell him to trim down the Arsenal squad it might be a good idea not to price him too high.
Is £16 million too high? I would say not for a player of Gibbs’ ability, even though he has not played too much first team football for us in the last year or so and has dropped out of the reckoning for the England national team, but it seems to be too much for Watford, who the Daily Mail is reporting have given up on the transfer of Gibbs because of the price.
So does this mean that Arsenal will still have Gibbs in the squad this season, on wages that could be better used elsewhere? Is it time for the Gunners to wise up if we are to git rid of these players that Wenger will not use?