Roma ‘are offered the chance to sign Arsenal full-back Sead Kolasinac in January’ as Mikel Arteta looks to cash in on unwanted defenders
- Reports in Italy claim Sead Kolasinac has been offered out to Roma
- The Italian side have a shortage of left-back and have previously been linked
- Aside from cup games, Bosnian international is only on fringes of Arsenal team
Mikel Arteta is already in the process of trying to trim down his Arsenal squad ahead of the transfer window after reports suggested Sead Kolasinac has been offered out to Roma.
The left-back has slipped down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium this term, featuring in just one of the Gunners’ opening four top flight matches.
According to Correre dello Sport, the 27-year-old has been offered to the Serie A club.
Reports in Italy suggest Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac has been offered out to Roma in January
Kolasinac has been linked with the Italian outfit before but they may be willing to strike a deal when the transfer window reopens due to how thinly spread they are on the left side of their defence.
Although Roma already have Leonardo Spinazzola in the position who can play a similar role, cover in the position is only provided by the 18-year-old Riccardo Calafiori who made his senior debut back in August.
The report claims that Roma would rather have an experienced player to provide competition especially given Spinazzola’s tendency to pick up injuries.
The Bosnian international (left) has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium
Mikel Arteta (right) has opted for Kieran Tierney as his first-choice left-back this term
Although Kolasinac appears to be the deputy left-back behind Kieran Tierney at the Emirates Stadium, Arteta does have back-up options should the Bosnian international move on in January.
Rising star Bukayo Saka has already impressed the Gunners boss enough on the left side for Arsenal and could be trusted to act as cover if needed.
Arteta is keen to offload a few defenders in the next couple of months given his vast range of options.
Calum Chambers and Sokratis are set to struggle for gametime and have been linked with moves away from the club while William Saliba may be set for a loan exit during the campaign to gain first-team experience.