When it was reported that the Arsenal and former England international Kieran Gibbs would be moving on from the Emirates this summer I do not think there were too many fans surprised at the news, as the left back was already a fringe player under Arsene Wenger and then we signed Sead Kolasinac which left the 28-year old without much hope of any game time this season.
The only real surprise is that Gibbs has not gone yet, although there have been some offers and last week it looked as though he was going to sign for Premier League club Watford. Today that transfer deal looks off with reports claiming that the Hornets have pulled out but perhaps leaving it late has worked in Arsenal’s favour as West Brom are also one of the clubs interested in our player and we are being linked with their centre back Jonny Evans.
According to The Mirror Evans is the man Wenger wants to replace the apparently Inter Milan bound German Shkodran Mustafi and although Man City were thought to be about to sign the Northern Ireland international, the Gibbs factor could give the Gunners the edge.
We will have to wait and see, and if today’s round of Arsenal transfer rumours are anything to go by this could be a crazy few last days of the window. Strap yourselves in Gooners.