Fri 22 January 2021 | 23:00

Arteta looking for a new left-back after Kolasinac joined Schalke 04

Ryan Bertrand is viewed as a possible option for being signed as a left-back player of Arsenal.

After giving away

Sead Kolasinac

on a loan to Schalke 04,

Mikel Arteta

is now trying to fill the gap in the left-back area until the January transfer window is not closed.

Kolasinac's leaving makes


the only Left-back on the team.

As sources have said,

Ryan Bertrand

has been viewed as an appropriate substitution for the 27-year-old.

Bertrand joined


in 2014 on a loan and completed his move in 2015. He signed a 5-year contract with his current club which expires on 12 July 2021.

He will be a free agent in July. But selling him now would make it possible for his current club to gain money out of the deal.

The 31-year-old has asked to be paid before signing a new deal.

Arteta has also signed

Mathew Ryan

as a goalkeeper. About the Southampton player, he said:

“The option is open and we will look to see what is available. With the departure of Kola, we are a little bit short with left-footed full-backs at the moment.

“We know we can use Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] there, we can use Bukayo [Saka] there and we can use Cedric [Soares] - who has played in that position - so we have some options. A natural option to Kieran? Obviously we don't, but we can adapt.”



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