Whilst Arsenal have today been officially rejected by Jamie Vardy, it seems we are not the only club being dealt a blow in the transfer market. It is reported in the media today that Liverpool have been left disappointed in their attempts to sign Arsenal and England left back Kieran Gibbs, with Liverpool not willing to meet the Gunner’s valuation.
It had been reported in recent weeks that Liverpool had approached Arsenal with an enquiry about left back Kieran Gibbs, who is supposedly considering if he has a future at Arsenal, after two years of being primarily placed on the bench. With Gibbs considering his future and concerns that he needs to be playing regular first team football at this stage of his career, Arsenal were supposedly willing to let Gibbs go. However the Gunners value him at £12 million according to the Daily Express, a valuation that Liverpool are not willing to meet.
Gibbs was formerly a first team regular for the years after Gael Clichy and kept Nacho Monreal out of the starting eleven after the Spaniard signed for the Gunners back in 2013. However as Monreal’s English grew, so did his consistency and performances for the Gunners and now we haven’t looked back since. Monreal has gone on to become one of the most consistent defenders in the league and was even in for a shout of Arsenal’s best defender last year.
I can understand why Gibbs may want to leave, as he really has struggled to make a regular run of appearances on the pitch in recent years. At the moment I can’t see him overtaking Monreal for that first team slot, however Arsenal did formerly rate the Englishman as the club’s next Ashley Cole and I think with Monreal not getting any younger, there is still a future at Arsenal for the 26 year old.
Or do you think we should let him go and bring in someone younger?