Arsenal have been ruthless when it comes to letting players go in the transfer window so far, but we’re likely to see Arsene Wenger loosen the shackles on likely departures over the next two weeks.
Kieran Gibbs is now the man in focus as he looks to get away from the Gunners and back in to regular football after failing to be anywhere near the first-team squad this summer.
The left-back was kept at home as Arsenal went on their pre-season tour and hasn’t found himself on the team-sheet in the Community Shield or Premier League campaign so far.
And although Arsenal have given the 27-year-old time to find a new club, it appears Gibbs’ agent/father is now wanting to speed things up after seeing the tough time his son is experiencing.
According to Turkish publication Fanatik, who have been credible in the past, Galatasary will sit down with Gibbs’ father to discuss the possibility of a permanent transfer.
The Turkish giants are expected to pay something within the region €4million according to the report, far less than was offered by Watford in late July when they had a £10million bid rejected.
If the story is true then it shows Arsenal are beginning to lower their estimates in the hope of clearing out some space and increasing the wage budget to allow for more signings.
With Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall both joining Birmingham City on loan, Gibbs could become the fourth defender to leave the club in the space of the week following Gabriel’s permanent move to Valencia.