According to the Mirror, Kieran Gibbs is on the brink of a move to Watford.
The left-back has been deemed surplus to requirements, and was not part of the squad that travelled on the pre-season tour. He was also not included in the Emirates Cup line-up this weekend, and was seen training alone.
The report states that talks between Arsenal and the Hornets are ‘advanced’, and the 27 year old could make the move this week.
It would certainly be a handy one for him, staying in the Premier League, and given that Watford’s training ground backs onto Arsenal’s London Colney base, he won’t have to do reprogramme his Satnav or anything.
It was previously reported that Arsenal had turned down a £10m bid from West Brom for Gibbs, but it may also have been a case that the player rejected to a move to a Tony Pulis side (perhaps explaining the Welshman’s subsequent rather sniffy dismissal of the England international).