According to reports, out-of-favour France and Arsenal Defensive Midfielder, Matthieu Flamini is now closer to the exit door at the Emirates after Arsenal reportedly accepted a bid from Turkish giants Galatasaray. Having slid down the pecking order due to injury, loss of form and the resurgence of fellow Frenchman, Francis Coquelin, the 31 year-old is rumoured to be seeking a move away, and may truly have found his potential destination in Turkish league side Galatasaray.
Following his mooted desire to leave; Gala, Fenerbahce, as well as other top clubs across Europe have since poured into England to hold talks with the Gunners hierarchy over the player’s transfer. At the moment, Galatasaray, however, appear to have won the race for his services, with a fee of around £4 million reportedly set to be agreed upon by both parties.
This development leaves Gunner’s coach Arsenal Wenger with only one option for the Defensive midfield slot in his team. Thus, it is believed that the French manager would seek to replace the 31 year-old with a new signing.
Wenger is now expected to dive into the market to recruit one or two new players; who would not only compete with Coquelin for a starting berth, but would also provide sufficient cover for the team, in case of injury.