On Wednesday, it was made clear in the Italian media that Arsenal would not be willing to let Jakub Kiwior leave in January.
That was due to the fact that, despite him not playing all that much under Mikel Arteta this season, the Gunners would have to replace him, even if he was to leave on loan.
AS Roma and AC Milan were among those keen in the Arsenal defender, but we now have a new team circling around sniffing for a deal in Fiorentina, according to Firenze Viola.
It’s explained that because he is out of Arsenal’s line-up more often than not, the belief is that the cost ofd a transfer ‘should not increase after a season’ with the London side.
Therefore, they are assuming they could get him for a fee similar to what the Gunners initially paid Spezia for him, which was €25m.
With that in mind, they see him as an ‘viable solution’ for their team going forward, but it will all depend on what Arsenal have in mind for him beyond the current campaign, as his path to a starting role at the Emirates is clearly blocked by the likes of Gabriel Magalhaes and William Saliba.