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Another Hammer to make January exit

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arbeAlvaro Arbeloa has joined the growing list of Irons players heading for the exit door this January.

Slaven Bilic has decided the 33 year old former Real Madrid defender is no longer part of his plans and he will be allowed to leave.

Arbeloa has joined Gokhan Tore and Simone Zaza on the ‘surplus to requirements’ list after making just one EFL and two Premier League appearances.

He appeared against Accrington Stanley and received yellow cards in his two Premier League outings against Southampton and Middlesborough.

Arbeola was signed on deadline day as the club’s need for a right back became urgent but the manager has decided that he will be looking elsewhere in January.

A club insider confirmed the details to us this morning saying: It’s true that Arbeola would be allowed to move on if a club comes for him.”

Meanwhile, the club are continuing to explore the options with Tore and Zaza and both are likely to be leaving in the window as reported.

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3 comments on “Another Hammer to make January exit

  1. I suppose they figure Fernandes can play that position until Byram is back. If Arbeloa isn’t it, we still need a specialist right back, someone with pace and skill to match Cressie or Masuaku on the other side.

  2. So the 2 loans and a free are on their bike? Now all we need is a Chinese club with stupid amounts of money to come and grab weetabix ankles and save us another shed load of money for an overrated waste of space 🙂

  3. It was only ever a short-term fix to get him in, and I’m afraid it hasn’t worked out – his age has caught up with him and he’s spent more time injured than available to play.

    More cover needed at right-back though – this kid from Millwall, whose name escapes me, could be worth a punt!

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