Arsenal Set To Bid For José Enrique

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Arsenal are preparing a bid for Newcastle United left-back José Enrique.

wearethenorthbank.com understands that the Spanish fullback is Arsene Wenger’s preferred choice to replace Gael Clichy.

Clichy has not agreed a new contract with Arsenal and will be sold before the start of the season.

Wenger wants a ready-made replacement as Keiran Gibbs can not yet be relied upon due to his inexperience and recent injuries.

The Arsenal Boss had earmarked Leighton Baines and Emilio Izaguirre as potential replacements for Clichy, but has now turned his attentions to José Enrique.

The 25-year-old has a year left on his Newcastle contract.

Arsenal are also in the market for an experienced goalkeeper to compliment the youthful talent of Wojciech Szczesny and Luckasz Fabianski, as they are looking to offload Manuel Almunia.