Arsenal table contract offer to coveted French defender

Arsenal have offered a contract to former Nice defender Malang Sarr, who has just parted ways with his club.

Marca stated that the now-free agent will have his pick of clubs as he has offers on the table currently, with Arsenal and Red Bull Leipzig amongst a number of potential suitors.

The 21 year-old has picked up 112 Ligue 1 appearances since breaking his way into the first-team setup in 2016, and leaves the club after 15 years within the Nice ranks.

Interestingly, the defender played under former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira, who has been manager at the club since the summer of 2018, but there is no knowing if that could work for or against our bid to sign the centre-back.

Sarr is a left-footed centre-back, but is more than comfortable at left-back also, with manager Mikel Arteta believed to be keen on having left-footed options at the back.

Arsenal have had an upturn in fortunes at the back since the arrival of the Spaniard as head coach, keeping 10 clean sheets since his arrival in December.

We will also be welcoming fellow Ligue 1 defender William Saliba to the club this summer, after he agreed to join last summer in a deal which included a season-long loan with his former club St Etienne.

Our club has been linked with wholesale changes at the back this summer, but with a permanent deal announced for Pablo Mari, along with a new contract for David Luiz and rumours of a new deal set to be offered to Shkodran Mustafi, that may no longer be the case.

Has Arteta changed his mind on a defensive overhaul? Has Mustafi convinced the fans that he deserves to be a mainstay in the heart of the Arsenal defence?

Patrick

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8 Comments

  1. hapisol says:

    A very good quality left footed defender but Arsenal face stiff competition from Leipzig and the rest.

  2. Edii says:

    This guy can certainly replace Luiz on the long term. I haven’t watched his clip though but his traits(if true) shows he can be another great Vierra for us

  3. Grandad says:

    If we are successful in our pursuit of Sarr, is Kolasinac likely to be sold?.Including Saka, we would have four players who can operate at left back.

  4. CorporateMan says:

    This is a good development, for me.
    My suspicion is that Sokratis and Chambers may be on the move this summer thereby creating space for Saliba and Sarr.
    In which case we would have Mustafi, Luiz, Holding, Mari and the two French youngsters.
    With Arteta’s new preference for a back-three, we’d have two good options at left of centre-back
    And getting Sarr for free is an additional incentive.
    Go for it, Arsenal. Please

  5. ACE says:

    This would be a fantastic piece of
    business by Arsenal. A young,
    athletic and skilled defender
    possessing the ability to slot in at
    CB or LCB deepending on the
    formation MA chooses to utilize.

    The young frenchmens addition
    would imho spell the end of the
    road for Socrates, Kola and CC.
    There collective sales could be
    used to fundraise a Partey or
    Aouar move.

    Get it across the line gentlemen.

  6. DannyGooner says:

    I say go for this guy reminds me of Sagna but on the left and can play left back. Has decent pace can pass and not back cross on him not bad in the air either would be good option for us sign him up.

  7. Jay Alenby says:

    Mustafi has to go. He is taking fewer chances with the ball but he is a liability. I think Arteta told him that he can only back pass now. That’s all I have seen him do. He looks nervous on the ball. Arsenal should not have a player like him in the club. He is not worthy.

  8. gunnerforlife says:

    Hope he joins Arsenal, he seems to be a very stable and strong defender and will help our defence a great deal. Although I agree that Mustafi has improved under MA but there is no harm in buying another good solid defender. Up the Gunners!

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