Revealed: Arsenal tried to sign Barca left back on deadline day

Written by ATSN

February 2, 2021

The transfer window has officially closed, and the Arsenal board should feel good about what they have achieved, with numerous players leaving the club and Martin Odegaard joining on loan. In fact, Arsenal secured three last-minute moves, sending Willock and Maitland-Niles out on loan (which will be important for their development) and parting ways permanently with Shkodran Mustafi.

However, the one area the Gunners have clearly missed out on is cover for Kieran Tierney at left-back. With Kolasinac leaving for Schalke earlier in the month, the Gunners have been playing Cedric on the left in Tierney’s absence. Despite late rumours about Patrick van Aanholt and Ryan Bertrand, two Premier League proven options, the Gunners seem to have judged that Cedric will be good enough to cover for the remainder of the season if Tierney isn’t available. And credit where it’s due, Cedric has done a fantastic job already.

Interestingly, though, one more story has emerged post-window about the Gunners pursuit of a left-back. According to famous journalist Gerard Romero, who covers La Liga news, Barcelona’s Junior Firpo was on the Gunners’ radar. A move did not materialise because Barcelona were waiting to sign Eric Garcia from Manchester City, and would only have sanctioned Firpo’s sale if that move had gone through. Firpo is a 24-year-old versatile Spanish defender who played 17 league games for the La Liga giants last season, but has only featured 4 times this season.



 

 

The main cause of concern will be a potential injury at right-back, forcing Cedric to cover there. Then, Saka has to step in at left-back, and that disrupts our entire attacking plan. Nevertheless, let’s hope for the best.

 

 

Related Articles

Arteta keen to bring Wilshere back to Arsenal!

Arteta keen to bring Wilshere back to Arsenal!

A couple of weeks ago, Jack Wilshere did a reveal-all interview with The Athletic in which he shed some light on the difficulties he had been giving away from football. Desperate for a club to sign with or even train with, Wilshere now appears likely to return to...

Arsenal 1-0 Norwich: Player Ratings

Arsenal 1-0 Norwich: Player Ratings

Arsenal squeezed out their first win of the season at home to Norwich yesterday. However, despite dominating the game, we only managed to score one rather scruffy goal, courtesy of Aubameyang. Not that this matters in terms of getting us off bottom of the league, but...

Comments

0 Comments

Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Updates

Disclaimer

ATSN is not an official partner of Arsenal, Premier League, or any other related organization.

Sign up for our newsletter

Receive a weekly newsletter with the most recent developments and important updates

Follow Us

Get our most recent updates and articles by following us on social media.