According to the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion are weighing up a move for Kieran Gibbs.
Arsene Wenger has already indicated that the 27-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Emirates having left the player out of his squad for Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Sydney, Shanghai and Beijing.
Gibbs has spent the last two seasons as back up to Nacho Monreal but has been pushed further down the pecking order by the arrival of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke. With young Cohen Bramall waiting in the wings, the Gunners are well stocked at left-back and eager to cash in.
It’s expected Arsenal could receive anything between £8-15 million for the England international who last month was linked with Newcastle United.
It would be somewhat ironic if Gibbs ends up at the Hawthorns given it was the venue for arguably his most important Arsenal contribution – a stoppage-time tackle to deny the Baggies an equaliser that would have cost the Gunners Champions League football in 2012.
Several other squad players, including Mathieu Debuchy (Nice), Calum Chambers (Crystal Palace), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) are also being tipped to move this week as Wenger looks to slim down his squad and cut the wage bill before the start of the season.