Date: 8th June 2017 at 6:22pm
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Arsenal have reportedly set a £15m asking price for Kieran Gibbs. The problem is the clubs showing interest in him aren’t prepared to meet that valuation, which could lead to a Gunners rethink.

Watford, Newcastle, Stoke and Premier League new boys Brighton have all expressed an interest in signing Gibbs, who is moving into the last year of his Arsenal contract, but according to the Evening Standard none of them are prepared to meet his asking price.

Limited as they were, Gibbs’ first team opportunities at the Emirates Stadium are likely to be further blocked by the recent addition of Sead Kolasinac, who was confirmed as a free transfer arrival from Schalke last week, so his Arsenal days appear numbered.

Not only is the Gibbs asking price proving too rich for most, the Standard also reports the left back would actually seek an increase on his current £60,000 a week wages simply to join Brighton, a club almost certain to battle against relegation in their first season of topflight football in 34 years.

Despite his lack of football, something that would make his fading chances of forcing his way back into the England squad in time for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, it is suggested Gibbs, 27, could actually see out the final year of his deal at Arsenal? Doing so on the assumption Arsene Wenger gave him the indication he has a chance of first team action.

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