Spezia head coach, Luca Gotti has insisted that he’s ‘frustrated’ by defender Jakub Kiwior’s imminent move to Arsenal.
Gotti also said that Kiwior’s move to Arsenal would be the biggest sale in Spezia’s history.
Arsenal are believed to have moved quickly to get an agreement in place for Kiwior after completing the signing of Leandro Trossard.
It’s understood that the Gunners have agreed a £17.5million fee with Spezia for Kiwior, who will sign a contract with the Premier League leaders, which runs until 2028.
Kiwior, 22, travelled to London on Saturday to finalise his move to Arsenal.
Speaking on the development, Gotti admitted that he is not happy at seeing Kiwior leave, having spent less than 18 months at Spezia.
“I am very happy for Kiwior and this opportunity he created for himself,” Gotti said at his pre-match press conference ahead of his team’s Serie A clash with AS Roma on Sunday.
“It’s also the biggest sale in Spezia’s history and I imagine the club is happy with that too.
“However, I cannot be happy with it. There are coaches who constantly complain and ask for reinforcements, that is not me, but I am often in a situation where my clubs sell at a big profit.
“That doesn’t mean the players who arrive to replace them are worse, they’re merely less ready to deliver.
“It’s frustrating for a coach, as when you work to build them up, you then don’t get to enjoy the fruits of your labour, as they’re sold and you press the reset button.”