Arsenal could be forced to keep unwanted player unless a dramatic twist happens

Arsenal appears set to be stuck with Sead Kolasinac with just a few hours left before this transfer window closes.

The Gunners have been open to offers for the Bosnian all summer after he fell down the pecking order at the Emirates.

He spent the second half of last season out on loan at Schalke 04 and failed to help the Germans survive their relegation fight.

He is still surplus to requirements although he provided the Gunners with an alternative in their 5-0 loss to Manchester City with several players ahead of him missing the game.

With hours left for the transfer window to close, there has hardly been a club willing to take him on.

The Daily Telegraph reporter, Sam Dean, delivered an update on Arsenal’s last day transfer business and says unless a late twist occurs, the Gunners are likely to keep the Bosnian and Eddie Nketiah.

He tweeted: “So, as it stands, Arsenal are heading for…

“IN: Tomiyasu (around £17m)

“OUT: Bellerin (loan) Nelson (loan) Runarsson (loan)

“It will take a better offer than a straight loan for AMN to leave. Nketiah & Kolasinac also set to stay, as things stand. Still time for things to change”

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16 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Loans, loans and more loans!

    Devaluing players by letting them run down contracts. Don’t think we’ll ever learn.

  2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    what a unequivocal mess!!!

  3. Voyageur says:

    I might be wrong but as Turkish window doesn’t close for eight days, there is still plenty of time to get Kolasinac off the books

    1. Marv says:

      Spot on…

    2. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      why would we ever want a player that was “good” enough for our manager to start him against the reigning champs just last weekend to be shipped out to the Turkish League??? that’s indicative of how pathetic it has become at this amateur hour organization under the tutelage of the honourable Mr. Arteta

  4. Wayne says:

    Edu has failed once again to get rid of the fringe players,as they continue to bleed the club financially and otherwise. For such blatant incompetence and poor negotiation skills, Edu must be sacked asap. His poor recruitment policy is the main reason for the sorry state of affairs at Arsenal.

  5. allezkev says:

    Why should Arsenal pay him a years wages so he can go and play for Fenerbahce?
    He can be handy coming off of the bench, let him charge up the left wing, he’s not bad at that it’s just his defending that’s naff.
    We can use him in the League Cup early rounds, I mean I’m sure he can cope with AFC Wimbledon, then there’s the FACup. And who knows someone might bid for him in January?

    1. SueP says:

      Cracking!

  6. Landam says:

    Very unfortunate that we did not sign Aouar. We need a Carzola -like player,who can dribble, and create chances for our strikers. So sad there is no such player in our team.

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      why would we need creative midfielders when we’ve spent upwards of 75M on two of the highest-rated CBs/RCBs/RBs/DMs??? in the footballing world…obviously our plan is to bypass the whole midfield area of the pitch, minus Xhaka of course, and start shooting from within our final third…that way we don’t have to expose ourselves defensively

  7. GunneRay says:

    We have to except that most clubs just don’t have the funds because of covid. Loans are the only option for some. But, it doesn’t excuse the fact that Arsenal are in a mess with most of our surplus players going out on loan and we can only hope that they do well and stay at their chosen clubs. Our surplus players are just not blowing up any skirts!

  8. siamois says:

    The fact that MA has recalled Kola ,no longer makes him an unwanted player in my eyes.

    1. Johnze says:

      Recalled kola but kept on the bench AMN while sending mavropanos and saliba away…at least bellerin is gone.

    2. Sue says:

      U-turns must be the in thing!

  9. gunnerforlife says:

    Kola can be used in the League Cup and FA Cup games till January and than lets see.

  10. Grandad says:

    I suspect he may follow his close friend to Turkey .

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