Posted on Sunday, 30th December 2012 by Tony Merakli
The Daily Star suggest The Gunners are ready to bid up to £15 million for the England international, who still has two years left to run on his existing contract at the Merseyside club.
Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG have also been linked with a move for Baines in recent times.
But should Arsenal make a move for the in-demand Englishman?
Well, with only one reliable left-back in his squad (Gibbs), I believe Arsene Wenger should do all he can to acquire him this January.
Gibbs is moulding into a decent left-back for us, but the England international lacks defensive nous at times. This is not to say he is a poor player because I believe he can become a very, very good one for the club in years to come. He is only 23 and I believe he needs a seasoned head in the squad to look up to – lord knows Andre Santos isn’t the man for the job.
Should Gibbo suffer an injury then we are pretty much screwed as proven earlier in the season when he was out and Santos was in.
A left-back addition this January would be ideal as it’s an area that needs strengthening in my view – so why not got for Baines. It might be prove a little difficult due to other big teams interested in his services, but you’ll never know unless you try.
To part with £10-15 million for Baines would be a great piece of business by The Gunners.
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