Fee agreed between Arsenal & Bordeaux for Laurent Koscielny is up to €5m max. Medical as we speak, contract needs finalising. #AFC hope to sign a centre-back + retain Kieran Tierney interest despite injury. Carl Jenkinson to Nottingham Forest talks advanced #FCGB #CelticFC #NFFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 6, 2019
The Gunners have been after the signature of the Hoops star all summer, but the Scotland international had a double hernia and still has an Osteitis pubis problem.
The Celtic full-back has been getting pain in his groin and stomach every time he kicks a ball, and could be ruled out of action for up to eight weeks.
Rest and a period of not kicking or running is thought to cure the problem, and while many reckon Arsenal boss Unai Emery could consider alternatives as a result, it seems the North London club will still go ahead and try to get the deal over the line before Thursday deadline.
Arsenal have seen all their bids knocked back thus far, and while the Scottish Premiership giants are more than ready to hold on to the 22-year-old, they won’t hesitate to let him go once their asking price is met.