Defender Agrees Arsenal Switch, Move Should Be Wrapped-Up Next Week

By on July 18, 2015

Yet more talk about Faouzi Ghoulam joining Arsenal coming from Spain today as Marca claim the full-back has agreed to make the move to North London and a deal should be wrapped-up in the next week.

Ghoulam has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks with English, Italian and Spanish media outlets all claiming that we’ve been in talks with Napoli over a potential €12m deal.

Marca have been one of the more vocal publications as they tie it in with Nacho Monreal’s proposed move to Athletic Bilbao, with the Spanish daily suggesting that Monreal will head back to his homeland once Ghoulam completes his switch to the Emirates.

The newspaper has once again ran a story today with Marca claiming that Ghoulam has now agreed to join Arsenal and with an agreement between the two clubs understood to be close, they suggest a deal should be concluded next week.

Who knows how much truth there is behind Marca’s latest article but there does appear to be something in this Monreal-Ghoulam story after-all.

I’ve said for weeks that I’d be surprised if Nacho left this summer but he has just one year left on his deal and with no sign of an extension being signed, it looks like he could-well leave – despite the fact he ended last season as our No.1 left-back.

Ghoulam has emerged as the most likely replacement and the Algerian international has been hugely impressive since joining Napoli 18 months ago, leading to reported interest from the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid, as well as ourselves of course.

But it seems we could now be closing in on a deal for the 24-year-old left-back with his arrival expected to see Monreal then complete a move to Bilbao.

I’ll be sad to see Nacho leave as he’s a solid and dependable member of the squad, but Ghoulam is an exciting young full-back who should really push Gibbs for the starting berth next season.



  1. solobucci

    July 19, 2015 at 9:15 am

    monreal has developed but agewise seems to be @ his peak and has tops 1 or 2 years @this performance level so I’d say Yes to selling him but not b4 d arrival if a replacement

  2. Amuzu Rockson

    July 19, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Please Wenger, we need one real DM to help reduce the presure of the defence now that we have got CECH. Thank U

  3. george were

    July 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    hello wenga, we still need a solid defender. so dont allow monreal go

  4. qbbee

    July 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    arsen wgr pls nd pls we need solid contagious solidity and stranglininant dm atm cb kp

  5. Bulamba robert

    July 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    please Wenger we need two strikers and two DMs to compete favourably

  6. qbbee

    July 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    baba were i tnk say u ear yoruba well wohs ti wonba bi e da kio ma ra player ori buruku last 6ny kio tu korawa shogbo

  7. mbwana

    July 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    plz Wenger spend money,arsenal needs trophies. sign player’s like pedro, vadal,benzema etc.arsenal fans in Kenya are decreasing due in committing suicide.

  8. aliyu

    July 19, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Good Sing For Arsen Wenger I Need To Keep MORIEAL for next Season .

  9. aliyu

    July 19, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Arsenal Fans Around The World Need Wenger Spent The Money To Sing world Class Strike If Wenger Do Mestake. He Did Not Sing A Strike Arsenal Can Loss Iben a Carling Cup Nest Season
    ArsenAl Need Trophy Wenger Need Groud At Arsenal?

  10. Rodgers Mujo

    July 19, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Competition is healthy.Girould and Coquelain need proper competition in their positions.Look at the left and right full backs and attacking midfield.Its very healthy.Everyone is pushing to earn a starting line up.Gabriel should also step up so that Kosy and Per can wake up.Arsene do something.

  11. mukhtar

    July 19, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Wenger we need to sign Kareem benzema and good dm

  12. Gadsen

    July 19, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    wenger pliz sign licazette from lyon and benzema

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