Arsenal competing with La Liga side for coveted free agent

Informafutbol is reporting that Arsenal and Real Betis are leading the race for the signature of former Nice defender, Malang Sarr.

The defender is a free agent after opting not to renew his contract at the French side, and he is one of the best free agents available at the moment.

He has been linked with a move to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta looks to improve his team.

The report claims that Real Betis is in a strong position to land him, but they face serious competition from Arsenal.

The Gunners are looking to rebuild their side after struggling at the start of this season.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected their finances and the Gunners will be on the lookout for the best deals they can get.

Sarr is one of the best available free agents at the moment. The defender is just 21, yet he has made over 100 competitive career appearances already.

He will be a valuable addition to the Gunners team should he join, and he might become the long-term partner to William Saliba.

Saliba will be part of the Arsenal team from next season, and he is expected to be an automatic starter when the season starts.

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11 Comments

  1. The Deluded One says:

    Well, Arteta said after Mustafis injury that it was something they had to look at. A free agent then might not be unrealistic for Arsenal with the financial situation we are in. So this one might be true.

    And compared to Real Betis we certainly stand a chance to attract his interest I would think. Better weather in Spain though.

  2. ACE says:

    This is such a no brainer for Raul & Co., especially
    considering the recent injury news relating to
    Mustafi.

    Sarr is everything that AFC should be looking for
    in a defender, young, athletic, technically
    proficient and vastly experienced. I believe even
    former Gunner legend Patrick Viera has
    consistently sung the praises of the young lad.

    Add Axel Disasi and Ibrahim Sangare for around
    $25M COMBINED and AFC will have added much
    needed, strength, athleticism and playing
    experienceto to both the midfield and CB
    positions.
    midfield and

    1. Sean M says:

      Agreed. He’d be a great signing for £15m let alone a free.

      Saliba + Sarr would probably be our limit for CBs unless we can move a few others on, which is looking unlikely given the way the market seems to be shaping up this summer.

      I’d also love to see Sangare in red and white. Can’t understand why there’s not considerably more interest in him. Inevitably he’ll go to a low prem team, become a baller, be worth £50m+ by next summer and move to one of Europe’s elites.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        👍 👍 No brainer, but can you depend on Raul et al to get it done?
        They’ll have to ask agent Kia Joorabchian for his permission first, in case he has a cast off he needs to cash in on.

  3. The Deluded One says:

    Lets hope!

    The CB:s most likely to bring in some money are Chambers and Holding, I am not seeing them as first team players but they would be great rotation players. Much better than having rotation players like Sokratis and Luis. But beggars can´t be choosers.

  4. vz says:

    we always blame manager for club failure but arsenal management has been disastrous these few years. They have been in downward trajectory for so long.The recruitment has been disastrous, even the youth rank is overhyped. At present condition not any player other than Auba will get into the top 4 team. This situation is critical. Previouly we used to compete Real Madrid, Barcelona for player signature, now we compete Real Betis, Napoli, Everton for playr signature. This shows how much we have fallen apart. Liverpool turned into giants not only by spending much but getting good value for their unwanted player and raising those fund to buy top player. If we continue to stick to the players at our disposal and think one manager will change it all than its a myth. It just seems nothing is right at present and we are going into the new season with a loads of darkness.

  5. Grandad says:

    I agree with all you say ACE , but could we really get Disasi and Sangare for 25m?

  6. The Deluded One says:

    I am noob, what positions does Disasis and Sangare play?

    1. HAPISOL says:

      Centre Back and Defensive Midfield, respectively… And they’re both very good, especially Sangare.

      1. The Deluded One says:

        @Hapisol Thank you!

  7. gunnerforlife says:

    Sarr would be a great signing and his partnership with Saliba will be a solid defensive pairing for Arsenal. Hope the Board signs him.

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