Following the departure of Arsenals’ 7-year serving French veteran defender – Bacary Sagna to Manchester City, The Gunners have for some months now been searching for a quality replacement for the long serving defender who in his stay at Arsenal saw him make over 250 appearances for Arsene Wenger’s side.
The Frenchman penned a three-year deal at the Etihad Stadium last week after deciding to quit the Emirates this summer following the end of his contract at Arsenal.
Now reports are claiming that the Gunners will turn their attentions to Coleman after the defender have had a fantastic couple of season’s with Everton. With last season’s performance by the Irish man being of top quality under new manager; Roberto Martinez.
It is rumoured that Wenger will favour a move for the versatile defender ahead of his other targets. As the player can also cause great danger when going upfront, setting up goals with his accurate deliveries to striker’s upfront as well as watching his guard when attacks are being thrown in by opposition players down the right hand flank.
Wenger also, has been linked with several defender targets this summer, including Ivory Coast and Toulouse ace Serge Aurier, Southampton youngster Calum Chambers and a host of others players.
But while the Saints are keen to hold onto their stars this summer, Aurier has started gathering more and more interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Juventus and Liverpool.
Coleman to Arsenal deal with not be an easy one to pull-off by Arsenal but should the deal go through, it would be a soothing relief to many Arsenal faithfuls who have been worried about the effects following the departure of Sagna as Coleman would be “a perfect fit to the shoe” left by Sagna.
The 25-year-old Ireland international has been with the Toffees since 2009 and has a contract that runs until 2018.