Arsenal facing Leicester City hurdle in bid to land free agent

Leicester City has become the latest team to show interest in Ryan Bertrand and that will give Arsenal cause for concern.

The former Chelsea left-back will be a free agent at the end of this season after failing to agree with Southampton on a new deal.

The Saints have now accepted that he will leave for free and Arsenal has plans to bring him back to London.

The Gunners need an accomplished full-back to serve as a deputy for the often-injured Kieran Tierney.

Bertrand has proven to be one of the more reliable left-backs in the country and his soon to be established free agent status has teams circling him.

Arsenal was originally facing battles from the likes of West Ham and Crystal Palace for his signature, but Leicester has joined, according to the Evening Standard.

Brendan Rodgers knows the Englishman well, having coached him with the youth team at Chelsea.

His Leicester team can also offer him Champions League football if they maintain their place in the top four for the remaining games of the season.

Arsenal is still rebuilding their team and Mikel Arteta will get more money to spend in the summer.

However, landing Bertrand for free would help them get a quality player without committing transfer funds.

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11 Comments

  1. Neath Gunner says:

    31 not the best player in his prime.
    Surely there’s better options.

  2. ken1945 says:

    OT – Just been confirmed that I am one of the lucky ones who will be at our last game of the season by the club πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Anyone else been as lucky?

    The ticket has cost me just Β£11.50…so much for being money grabbing Arsenal.

    1. Declan says:

      Well done ken, I’m pleased for you, a loyal fan. Give them a cheer from me.

      1. ken1945 says:

        Thanks mate, I’ll be cheering them on as usual.
        I feel an article coming on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ“£πŸ“£πŸ“£

        1. Sue says:

          That’s great news, Ken!! πŸ₯³

        2. RSH says:

          awesome ken! enjoy

    2. Phil says:

      Yep Ken- me too

  3. ken1945 says:

    Just watching the Leicester fans celebrating their first cup final win and what it means to the fans.

    Then I think about some of our fans who complain about us “only” winning three Cup finals in Wenger’s last five years and I despair at their self entitlement support!!!

    TMJW this reaction by Leicester fans is what SUPPORTING your club is all about – hope you are watching it!!!!

    1. Sue says:

      Great scenes, Ken and seeing some of their fans crying happy tears made me feel rather emosh!!
      Good on Brenda, at least it can’t be said he hasn’t won anything now!!

      1. jon fox says:

        Its BrendaN Sue. Surprised at YOU of all people making a sexist remark like that!

        1. Dan kit says:

          It is Brendan Jon boy , but fAns that have a sense of humour will know him has Brenda β€œeyelash β€œ Rogers .
          The 50s called they want jonny boys humour back ,lighten up mate it might never happen .🀦🏻

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