The Insider’s View: Arsenal giving 2017 Wenger signing who wants to leave the Ozil treatment is a perfect solution
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The Insider’s View: Arsenal giving 2017 Wenger signing who wants to leave the Ozil treatment is a perfect solution

It would be an understatement to say that Arsenal attempting to sell anyone is a long game that usually ends in disappointment from the club’s point of view.

This summer alone has been the perfect reflection of the Gunners’ inability to move any player on.

Indeed, the Premier League starts in five days this week. And every single player who has been linked with a permanent move from Arsenal is yet to leave.

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Yet when it comes to Sead Kolasinac, things appear to finally be moving. As reported by Sporx, Fenerbahce have agreed to a three-year deal with Kolasinac.

However, the Turkish side are not willing to pay a transfer fee for the 28-year-old.

Arsenal and Kolasinac will both benefit from an early termination

Indeed, Arsenal have been in this situation already this year. January saw Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis and Mesut Ozil, three players who cost Arsenal almost £90m in transfer fees alone, all had their contracts terminated as they left north London for good.

And it appears that Fenerbahce are eyeing a similar outcome for Kolasinac from Arsenal. After all, the Istanbul side were the side that Ozil joined following his termination from the north London side.

Yet unlike the £42m signing from Real Madrid, Kolasinac having his contract ripped up at Arsenal makes perfect sense on almost every level for the north London club.

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After all, Arsene Wenger signed Kolasinac in 2017 on a free transfer. The trade-off being that Kolasinac has been earning a reported £100,000-a-week since he arrived in north London.

Moreover, the defender surplus to requirements under Mikel Arteta and taking up as much wage on the payroll as the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes, Bukayo Saka, and Cedric Soares.

Terminating Kolasinac’s deal a year before it’s due to expire is a perfect solution for the Gunners, who are struggling to sell the defender for any fee this window.

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