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Arsenal has been handed a major boost in their bid to land Real Madrid midfielder, James Rodriguez during the summer transfer window.
Since Arteta’s first match in charge on Boxing Day, the Gunners have won just three of their nine games in all competitions with two of those coming in the FA Cup, and Finishing in the top four seems out of the question for Arsenal this season and Arteta will likely be already thinking about his summer transfers.
The Spaniard was not handed the kind of funds that he had hoped he would get during the January window and only managed to secure transfer deals for the likes of Pablo Mari and Cedrik Soares , who have been brought in to help improve the back-line.
And Arteta should now be focusing on trying to bring world class players to the side in the summer, with Rodriguez a great option for the club.
The Gunners were linked with a loan move for Real Madrid midfielder Rodriguez during the January transfer window, but the LaLiga club were thought to have preferred a permanent deal rather than a short-term fix.
Since returning from his loan spell with Bayern Munich, Rodriguez has struggled to establish his place in the Madrid team, and he has made just seven starts all season and has only one goal and one assist to his name.
The 28-year-old could look to move elsewhere in the summer to revive his career, meaning that the Arsenal may be able to secure a bargain £34 million deal for the attacker when the transfer window opens up.
Now Sun Sports claim that Arsenal would be getting a good deal when they move for him, as the report goes on to suggest that the absence of a Copa America competition to boost his value also plays to Arsenal’s advantage as he would be worth significantly less when the window opens.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media over the past few days that could get the Arsenal fans excited.
Mikel Arteta is no fool and knows that he needs to delve into that transfer kitty over the next couple of transfer windows in order to sign players, or let players go, in order to get Arsenal pushing for Premier League titles.
The Spanish boss has seen alot of speculation over the last few days, but there has been some big reports in the video below about a deal for Philippe Coutinho, Chris Wood of Burnley and big news regarding the future of Brazilian star David Luiz. WATCH VIDEO BELOW GUYS
Arsenal have been put on red alert after Dayot Upamecano revealed he is ready to hand in a transfer request in a bid to force through a transfer.
Now Look, There has been so much speculation and rumours in the media over the past few weeks about whom Mikel Arteta will sign in the summer, to sort his dodgy back-line out, to improve that midfield area, and a possible replacement to come in and possibly replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who is destined to leave the club.
But there has also ben constant rumours that Arsenal are interested, maybe even desperate, to sign up the impressive Upamecano, who is easily regarded as one of the finest young centre-backs in the game having helped RB become a very exciting, and entertaining to watch.
It is believed that Arsenal will make a summer move, it is believed that Arsenal will offer £52 million, and it is also believed that RB will say HELL no, ‘we want more’ as they rate the talent very highly, but still, Arsenal will make a move anyways.
But, German outlet Bild have claimed Upamecano will hand in a transfer request if no club matches the valuation in a bid to force through an exit as he is ready to himself at the very highest level of the game.
However, Arsenal are not the only chasers for the defender as Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed that Barcelona are also in the hunt for the young man: “Upamecano, top player, there was talk about him two years ago and he will be wanted by many, many teams,” Balague said per FOOTBALL LONDON
“Barcelona want a centre-back, a midfielder, a winger perhaps and a striker.
“They’re going for that, depending on what happens with [Martin] Braithwaite of course.
“I don’t think Lautaro Martinez and Neymar can come at the same time, they just don’t have the finances, it’s as simple as that, even though they will try and get rid of eight or nine players in the summer yet again.
“So it won’t be easy to get both, perhaps even impossible.”