Arsenal keeping tabs on Liverpool ace after contract talks stall

Arsenal are monitoring Glen Johnson’s situation at Liverpool, with reports suggesting the defender is yet to agree a new deal at Anfield, according to talkSPORT.

The 29-year-old’s current deal runs out in 2015, and he has been told he must accept a pay cut if he is to remain at the club he has been with since 2009.

That has seen talks stall, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keeping an eye on developments with the England right back.

Wenger is thought to be a long term admirer of the former Chelsea and West Ham defender, and is in the market for a new full back.

French international Bacary Sagna looks set to leave the Emirates on a free transfer at the end of the season, having failed to agree a contract extension.

And Wenger is quietly confident of tempting Johnson back to London, especially if Liverpool fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

The Reds may also be keen to do business themselves, with owners Fenway Sports Group keen to trim the wage bill.

This season has also seen the emergence of young full back John Flanagan, while the Reds still have local lad Martin Kelly on their books.

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