According to L’Equipe, Ligue 1 side Evian made an attempt to bring Sebastian Squillaci to the club this January but were unable to do a deal because of the player’s wages.
Although he has just 6 months left on his current Arsenal deal, and admitted himself he could leave during the transfer window, it seems salary at Arsenal is not commensurate with a move to a club with such limited financial resources.
Speaking earlier this month, the former French international said, “Marseille, Nice, Monaco, Bastia or Ajaccio are clubs that speak to me. I am 32 years old. I still have two or three good seasons left. On the French Riviera or elsewhere. I will choose depending on the opportunities that arise.”
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has ruled out any further departures from the squad … unless new players come in. In an interview with Arsenal Player he was asked if anyone was likely to leave, and he said, “At the moment no. We have a good squad, a balanced one. At the moment nobody can go out, unless we buy somebody.
“At the moment our focus is to keep everybody. In every position we have two players. Three is too many and one is not enough.”
Two’s company, three’s a crowd and poor Ollie Giroud is left to play with himself.
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