With Arsenal’s veteran right back; Bacary Sagna yet to decide on his future, failing to pen a deal with the gunners after a final offer was given to the Frenchman.
The door is now open for the 31-year-old right back to discuss terms with other clubs under the bossman law. And Arsenal fully aware of the wide gap that is to be left open in the club are being linked with a number of replacements with Everton’s Seamus Coleman likely to fill in on the position.
The Irishman scored one of the Toffees’ two own goals in their disastrous defeat to Southampton on Saturday, a result that leaves them in fifth place behind Arsenal, but Coleman’s clanger hasn’t deterred Wenger.
The Mirror claims that Arsenal “would more than double” Coleman’s current £30,000-a-week salary, and are cautiously optimistic they will get their man, particularly if they can offer the added incentive of Champions League football next season.
Everton for their part are desperate to keep Coleman and will dangle “a bumper new deal” under his nose but it looks like it won’t be enough to prevent the defender from moving south to the Emirates.
The former Sligo Rovers man has been regarded by many as a decent full back and a befitting replacement for soon to be departed Sgana.
In my own opinion, Arsenal should go for the Irishman, but must first try to keep Sagna as the 31-year-old has over the years been consistent plus the Frenchman being able to go on a long run of games without picking up a knock. But should he decide to leave, then Seamus should be a worthy replacement considering his performances so far at Everton.