Arsenal have ‘ramped up’ talks to signal Ryan Bertrand this summer season, The Day by day Mail has reported on Saturday.
Southampton have confirmed that the reported Arsenal goal can be launched as soon as this season is over, with it being the tip of his contract.
And since that announcement, The Day by day Mail has claimed that the Gunners have stepped up their talks to convey the left-back to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are in dire want of extra left-backs to assist Kieran Tierney subsequent season and it appears to be like like Bertrand – a Champions League winner with Chelsea in 2012 – could be very a lot on the agenda.
Mikel Arteta will get one other left-back possibility within the type of Sead Kolasinac this summer season following the tip of his half-season mortgage with relegated Schalke within the Bundesliga.
However the reality he was loaned out within the first place signifies that he isn’t within the Spaniard’s long-term plans in North London.
When it comes to masking choices, Bertrand isn’t a foul choice to have, it have to be mentioned.
Then once more, Tierney’s harm historical past at Arsenal isn’t precisely stellar and it wasn’t glowing even at Celtic earlier than coming down South two years in the past.
And with that in thoughts, Arsenal are going to want Tierney’s back-up to be an excellent one, as a result of he would possibly wind up enjoying numerous video games.
And is Bertrand good?
Nicely, the very fact Southampton are letting him depart for nothing is an enormous indication that the participant – who turns 32 in August – is most likely previous his finest and though he might do a job for Arteta, might he do it for months at a time?
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