Mikel Arteta has told alleged West Ham target Sead Kolasinac that he can leave Arsenal this summer, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
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Hammers boss David Moyes wants to sign the Gunners left-back, according to a report from the Athletic’s David Ornstein.
The Scot desperately needs to bolster his left-back ranks. We badly need to upgrade on Aaron Cresswell.
If the 30-year-old is our first choice left-back for this season, we really will be in a lot of trouble.
Arsenal ace Kolasinac would certainly be a big improvement on the Liverpool-born former Ipswich Town man.
Kolasinac, who earns £100k-a-week (Spotrac), is a very attacking full-back by trade. He boasts impressive pace, and has a great knack of timing his overlapping runs to perfection.
The 27-year-old racked up two assists in 26 Premier League games for Arsenal last season (Who Scored).
In those appearances, he averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.1 interceptions, and 1.3 clearances.
Kolasinac has racked up 15 assists in 105 games for the Gunners (Transfermarkt). His attacking prowess is obvious, but he is found wanting defensively fairly regularly.
Still, West Ham could really do with the Bosnian amongst their ranks.
And it seems as though that could very well be a possibility this summer.
According to TEAMtalk, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has told Kolasinac that he can leave the Emirates.
The 27-year-old could be available for just €15 million (£14 million) this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport, August 26th edition). That would represent excellent value for the Hammers.
And David Moyes should not hesitate to bring the Gunners ace to the London Stadium.