Arsenal beaten by Chelsea in battle to sign 21-year-old free agent

Chelsea has beaten Arsenal to the signing of former Nice defender, Malang Sarr.

The 21-year-old Frenchman had been a free agent after he allowed his contract with the French side to run out.

Despite his tender age, he played over 100 games for Patrick Vieira’s side and he will be a major loss to them.

He has been linked with a number of top teams after it emerged that he will not be renewing terms with them.

Arsenal was one of the teams that wanted to sign him as Mikel Arteta reshapes his team this summer (Marca).

The Spaniard’s side has struggled at the back for some time now and he knows that he will need to fix that before he can take them to the next level.

The Gunners have signed William Saliba as he joins them this summer after spending last season on loan at Saint Etienne.

They are also on the verge of landing Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille for almost £30 million.

Sarr would have been an impressive yet inexpensive addition to their team.

The Frenchman has signed a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports. But he will spend the 2020/21 campaign out on loan so that he can get valuable first-team experience.

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8 Comments

  1. Sid says:

    I dont think we missed out! If we were in for him we would have sealed the deal earlier. You imagine a good young, “Free” defender like him would be prioritized by Arsenal.

    1. Leo says:

      Sid

      You are living in a different era.

      Historical status means nothing

  2. Mobella says:

    We are not beaten yet as he has signed for any club if you believe we went for him. The truth is we didn’t. Our priority has been and Gabriel and that has being since January. The reason we have not been linked to Messi is because that will be a joke of the century and whichever journalist comes up with that crap will be mock for eternity😝😝

    1. Thomo says:

      If we signed saliba and gabriel how are we struggling and why would we want sarr,yet another senseless article

  3. Ackshay says:

    We have 2 new promising cb arriving this summer so i don’t think we were trying to sign Sarr so no we weren’t beaten by chelsea.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍 👍 This will only be a story, if Arsenal fails to sign Gabriel.
        How many new quality CB’s do people believe Arsenal need or would bring in one window?

  4. Blue17 says:

    The only thing keeping me from ranting after seeing this is hoping Arsenal does everything to sign Gabriel.

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