Reports are in that Arsenal fringe players Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, and Wojciech Szczesny are all linked with exits from the Emirates. Chambers is off to Crystal Palace for £20m and possibly a buy-back clause inserted. Gibbs is off to West Brom for £12m according to Sky Sports. Arsenal now have full agreement with Juventus over the sell of Wojiech Szczesny. Fee in the region of £10m. Debuchy will have his medical at OGC Nice in next 48 hours. Fee unknown but possibly a free transfer.
Sampdoria have offered £6m plus £1.5m in add-ons for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, according to Sky in Italy. Wilshere has one year remaining on his Arsenal contract and spent last season on loan at Bournemouth. His season at the Vitality Stadium was cut short when he fractured his leg against Tottenham in April. The 25-year-old has been capped 34 times by England. Wilshere has been reportedly linked with a loan move to Crystal Palace, and Sampdoria, who finished 10th in Serie A last season, have now entered the running. However, Wenger said at the weekend that he expects Wilshere to stay at Arsenal and fight for first-team football.
West Brom are interested in signing Kieran Gibbs and have approached Arsenal to discuss a potential transfer, Sky sources understand. Sky Sports News HQ has been told the Gunners want around £10m for the defender, but Albion are not prepared to pay that amount. Baggies boss Tony Pulis, who is currently with his squad in Hong Kong for the Asia Trophy, has been looking for a specialist left-back and sees Gibbs as his best option. The 27-year-old made just eight Premier League starts last season and 22 appearances in all competitions overall – his second season struggling for first-team games. Gibbs has 10 England caps but has fallen out of the national-team frame while his chances have been limited under Arsene Wenger.
Crystal Palace are interested in signing Arsenal defender Calum Chambers, according to Sky sources. Sky Sports News HQ understands the 22-year-old, who spent last season on loan at relegated Middlesbrough, is valued at around £20m. Chambers has not been included on Arsenal’s tour to Australia and China because he played for England in the U21 European Championship in Poland, after which he remains on holiday. Chambers was a £16m signing from Southampton three years ago but has struggled for a first-team place at the Emirates. He made 36 appearances for the Gunners in his first season but made only two Premier League starts in his second season and moved to Boro last summer.
Meanwhile, Gunners full-back Mathieu Debuchy is expected to complete a move to Nice in the next 48 hours, according to Europe1 Sports. The French defender, who made 13 appearances in three seasons under Wenger, is set to undergo a medical before joining the Ligue 1 club on a free transfer as a replacement for Ricardo Pereira, who returned to Porto after a two-year loan. Debuchy, 31, spent part of 2015-16 on loan at Bordeaux, and earned his first Arsenal appearance in 385 days when he played against Bournemouth. However, he lasted 14 minutes before picking up an injury.
Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is also set to leave the Emirates for Juventus, according to the Guardian. The Polish goalkeeper, who’s been on loan at Roma for the past two seasons, has reportedly agreed a deal in principle to join the Italian champions. The transfer fee for the 27-year-old Polish international is expected to be around £10m. His long-term contract will be worth about £70,000 a week as he plays back-up to Gigi Buffon.