Wenger ready to cash in?
Arsenal are ready to cash in on Gael Clichy, it has been revealed.
The Mail on Sunday says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be relaxing on his holiday having secured his main signing of the summer, centre-half Thomas Vermaelen from Ajax.
Wenger is not expected to make a further move in the transfer market until later next month, dependent on whether AC Milan formalise their £25m interest in Emmanuel Adebayor.
Arsenal have a striker lined up should Adebayor leave, while significant bids would also be accepted for Emmanuel Eboue and Clichy.
Clichy has been linked with Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
The Source: (Mail on Sunday as reported on tribalfootball.com)
Whilst it’s seems common knowledge that Wenger would happily see the back of Emmanuel Adebayor and hardly lose sleep over Eboue’s departure, the idea he would allow clubs to bid for Gael Clichy I find very hard to believe.
The French full back is now one of the longest serving players at the club despite being just 23 he has amounted almost 200 starts for the north London club and whilst Kieran Gibbs filled in manfully when Clichy was out injured I really do not believe Wenger would allow the former Cannes player to leave, therefore I am convinced that it can not be wholly accurate.
Clichy/Eboue/Adebayor to leave Arsenal: Two from three to leave and Gael to stay exactly where he is!