Arsene Wenger said that he needs an overhaul of his ‘heavy’ Arsenal squad, but it is a well-known fact that ‘poker-face’ Wenger will always hold out for the best price he can get for departing stars, as well as looking to bring in players at bargain prices.
One position where Arsenal are well-blessed though is the goalkeeping department and Le Prof has often said that we have three World Class stoppers in Petr Cech, David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny, so he doesn’t think he should let such quality backups leave on the cheap.
So the latest rumours are saying that Wenger has turned down a paltry offer of £4m for Szczesny from Juventus, with Arsenal’s valuation being closer to £13m. When you consider that Jordan Pickford has been sold to Everton for £30m that doesn’t sound like an unreasonable figure for a keeper that is established as one of the best in Italy at the moment….
For Ospina, who has already indicated he wants to leave, and has been courted by Fenerbahce for some time, the offer is even less with a bid of £3m being quoted. The rumours say that Arsenal actually accepted a bid at that price, but the Gunners have now decided that that is simply not enough for the Colombian international. And, actually, I agree on both counts!