Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal is close to joining Real Sociedad in this summer. Spanish club keen to sign left-back for the new season and their main target is Gunner’s footballer. Nacho joined the club from Malaga in 2013 with a £10m deal. The 32-year-old planning to leave Arsenal as there is no place for the defender in the club. Last summer Gunners signed Sead Kolasinac from Schalke 04 and he replaced Monreal. So Nacho should leave the London club if he still wants to play in starting line-up.
Real Sociedad finished La Liga on a 12th place last season and plans to improve their result next season. Monreal played in Spain during the several years and perfectly suits the club. Spanish club can easily sign left-back as Monreal doesn’t have many wishers.
In this season Spain international played 43 games, scored 6 goals and made 2 assists in all competition. This result will decrease because Arsene Wenger whose favourite was Nacho left the club and new coach Unai Emery prefers to replace Spaniard with Sead Kolasinac. Monreal contracted with Arsenal until 2019 and his release clause is the only €15m.
Arsenal in talks to sign Bayern attacking midfielder James Rodriguez. Gunners new coach keen to improve Arsenal squad and his main target is Colombian attacker. James played excellently in 2014 World Cup and joined Real Madrid with a €75m deal. Bayern midfielder keen to leave the club as he wants to play in more attacking team and Arsenal is the perfect option for the player. Gunners already signed several players but they also need high-class footballer. In this situation, James is the best option.
In this season 27-year-old played 46 games, scored 6 goals and made 15 assists in all competition. In this World Cup Rodriguez played excellently and made 2 assists. Despite this, his team lost a match against England in a penalty shoot-out and kicked out from the Mundial. Colombia international contracted with the club until 2019 and his release clause is around £70m.
Arsenal already signed Dortmund centre-back Sokratis, Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira, Leverkusen shot-stopper Bernd Leno, Juventus defender Stephan Lichsteiner and Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi. Unai keen to improve Gunners squad and his main target is James Rodriguez. Arsenal also in talks with Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes.
Arsenal heavily linked with Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes. Portugal international had another terrible season in the Catalan club and it is time to change working place. Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are no more Arsenal players and Unai Emery keen to sign new footballers to improve Gunners midfield. Spaniard main target is Blaugrana midfielder, Andre Gomes.
24-year-old contracted with Barcelona until 2021 and his release clause is around £30m. Gomes spent most of the season sitting on the bench and prefers to leave the club and join another. Rakitic, Busquets, Suarez and newly added Arthur already in competition for the place in starting line-up and Andre is unnecessary at the moment. Portuguese midfielder joined Blaugrana from Valencia in 2016 with a £34m deal. In this season Gomes played only 34 games. Andre had an impressive season in 2016 when he became European Champion but after a dreadful season in Catalan club, Fernando Santos didn’t take midfielder in 2018 World Cup.
Arsenal already signed Dortmund defender Sokratis, Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, Bayer goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Juventus right-back Stephan Lichsteiner and Lorient star Matteo Guendouzi. Emery continues to strengthen Gunners squad and his next target is Andre Gomes.