Arsenal tipped to launch bid for Seri after selling £40m Ox to Liverpool

By on August 30, 2017

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According to Guardian journalist Ed Aarons, Arsenal could now launch a move to sign Jean-Michael Seri after agreeing a £40m deal with Liverpool for the sale of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The midfielder has been strongly tipped to leave the Emirates in recent days after making it clear to Arsene Wenger during face-to-face talks last week that he wanted to leave the club.

Chelsea were the front-runners for his signature after they agreed a £40m with Arsenal on Tuesday but sensationally The Ox rejected a move to Stamford Bridge.

The Mirror are one of several media outlets who are reporting that Liverpool have now matched Chelsea’s £40m deal and Arsenal have agreed to do business with the Merseysiders after initially showing a reluctance due to our recent transfer dealings.

Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to undergo his medical at St George’s Park tonight before completing his move to Anfield on Thursday and I think we’ve got an excellent deal for a player in the last year of his contract who is injury prone and hasn’t performed consistently in recent years.

However, it’s important we replace the 24-year-old and Guardian journalist Ed Aarons believes Arsenal could now make an offer for Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with Arsenal all summer and he was quoted in the Metro at the weekend as saying he would be interested in moving to the Emirates.

Seri was outstanding for Nice last season after scoring 7 goals and providing a further 9 assists from central midfield so I think he’d be a superb addition to the squad.

He’s available at a very reasonable price as the Metro claim the 26-year-old has a £36m buyout clause so we have no excuses if we want to sign him.

Just get it done Wenger! Then buy a centre-back….