Arsenal have reportedly revived their interest in Kieran Trippier in a strange set of circumstances.
What’s the story?
The Gunners are still keen on signing the England international, according to The Sun.
However, they are demanding Atletico Madrid lower their £34m asking price for the defender.
Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Aaron Ramsdale and Martin Odegaard have made up the side’s arrivals thus far. At an average age of 22-years-old, they continue a trend since Mikel Arteta arrived.
The outfit are leaning on youth to spark the club’s return to Champions League football.
But, after a summer of targeting youngsters, Arsenal are looking to bring in a bit of experience. But, with Trippier already 30-years-old, is he the right player?
Arsenal should target a young player – not Trippier
Signing Trippier would go against the trend set over the last few years.
And as the past has shown, the Gunners have not always been successful in their moves for older players.
David Luiz, Petr Cech, Willian are just three who have stuttered upon arrival at the Emirates Stadium
Therefore, it would be wise of Arsenal to continue the pattern and buy a youngster, not Trippier.
It allows Arteta or any future manager to mould and develop the player. At his age, the Atletico man is far from mouldable and is set in his ways.
There’s an old phrase.
You can’t teach an old dog, new tricks.
It very much applies to the former Tottenham man, who the Gunners should steer clear of.