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Report: Arsenal reignite interest in Kieran Trippier

Arsenal have reignited their interest in Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier, as reported by the Sun.

What’s the story?

According to the publication, the Gunners are demanding the Spanish giants slash their asking price.

Atletico currently value the England international at £34m; the price of his release clause.

Trippier is keen on returning to England and used to play for the club’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

The La Liga champions do not want to do the Gunners any favours after the two parties fell out over Thomas Partey’s move last summer.

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Signing Trippier is not the answer for Arsenal

At 30, buying Trippier would be a bad move from Arsenal.

The club have invested time and money in building a project since Mikel Arteta arrived.

Young players has been the priority for the Gunners and, to a certain extent, the policy has worked.

The only time Arsenal have invested in an older player under Arteta was Partey.

However, the world-class nature of the Ghanaian makes that a worthwhile transfer.

Trippier is far from world-class, as a matter of fact, he is a liability at the back and would only deepen the club’s problem.

The 30-year-old made 1.1 fouls per league game last campaign, more than any other Arsenal defender.

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