Arsenal are set to make a move for Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis according to the Daily Mail.
Stoke have reportedly had a £9.3million bid turned down for the striker who is looking to move to a bigger club. The Frenchman was recently quoted as saying:
“I know clubs have been speaking to my agent and my agent has been speaking to one very big club so we will see what happens. I believe I could do a job for most clubs and like any player I want to play in the Champions League. There is more to come from me and I just want to play regularly.”
He won’t play regularly here. I also think to pay more than £10million for Gomis would be a mistake. He has obvious qualities and with Podolski and Sanogo leaving on loan, you can see why the Gunners are being linked with a move for the striker.
Personally I can’t see this one happening. Swansea are unlikely to want to sell Gomis after losing Wilfried Bony to Manchester City. Add that to the fact that Gomis scored at the weekend, and the chances of the Swans selling fall further. Also I doubt that Gomis will want to leave to come and sit on the bench after growing frustrated at doing just that for Swansea. With Bony now sold, Gomis will spearhead Swansea’s attack and I’m sure he is relishing the chance to do so.
I think this rumour originated because of Gomis’ frustration at being a squad player and Arsene Wenger’s previous interest in the striker. For now, I can’t see anything happening.