Other teams knock Arsenal out of the race for coveted full-back

Achraf Hakimi is one of the best full-backs in Europe at the moment and he has been a long-term target of Arsenal.

For the last two seasons, he has seen his stock rise after a fine loan spell at Borussia Dortmund and his only campaign at Inter Milan.

He helped the latter to win Serie A last season, but they need money and are open to selling him in this transfer window.

Hector Bellerin has served Arsenal for ten years and he might be allowed to leave the Emirates this summer to seek a new challenge.

Very few right-backs in Europe come close to Hakimi and he has been considered the right man to replace Bellerin if the Spaniard leaves.

However, Arsenal isn’t the only team looking to sign Hakimi and it seems his other suitors will beat them to his signature.

The Gunners are facing competition from Chelsea and PSG in their bid to sign him and those two clubs are battling hard to get a deal done.

Sky Sports Italia says PSG had tabled a £56million offer for his signature which was set to be accepted by the cash-strapped Inter, but Chelsea has now matched that offer.

With both teams willing to splash money on his signature, the Gunners might have to abandon their chase of the Moroccan.

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  1. Sank says:

    We were never in the race.

  2. 03 gooner says:

    Was never in contention to sign him. Mazrouri or celik at around £15m are bargains. So frustrating how we haven’t even got these cheaper deals done already. Josh doig at £5m is another one.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Agree, O3; Arsenal cannot afford £56 million plus for a fullback, when there are other positions needing addressing.
      As you state there are plenty of lower priced capable alternatives out there.

  3. Sean Williams says:

    Who would want to come to Arsenal with Kroenke as owner and Arteta and Edu as management? We are only going to get second level players. Very sad because that means it is unlikely we will improve our PL position by much. Still maybe Martinelli and Balogun will score goals and Saka and ESR will entertain us a little……. and give us a little to look forward to.

  4. RSH says:

    massively overpriced. not that we ever were serious about getting him.

    1. Khadii says:

      Overpriced?
      With 8goals and 10assists as a full back.
      Wan bissaka never had one in his career and was bought for 50mil after one season at Palace. Hakimi is way better than Arnold, i can boldly tell you that. But Arnold is valued higher.
      That’s the business of football

  5. Ximplicity says:

    When was Arsenal ever in for him? Guess you follow all these click bait sites. Why would he even entertain the idea of coming to Arsenal when there are clubs that can guarantee him more monies and trophies. These media links Arsenal to everyone and had no idea whom we are signing (take Buendia latest episode as an example) and with the club financial problem, they would spend that amount on him. So saying Arsenal missed out on him is a joke because we were never going to sign him but would rather go for cheaper options

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  6. Collins mutinda says:

    Arsenal only does window shopping for other teams to come shopping with cash. We are just left in the window for the next window shopping option only to be disappointed again. And that will be the norm with the current board

  7. Mrcool says:

    Arsenal never went for him in the first place.

    He is not available for free, he is still young and not a Brazilian. Why would our apprentice and Mr Edu go for him?

  8. Romuard Kyaruzi says:

    Arsenal should strengthen its defense bring back a Greek defender Mava and Nelson from Newcastle, hopefully will bring back its lost glory

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