Navas unaware of Arsenal Interest by AM
Arsenal have been linked with a move for the Spanish winger Jesus Navas this season. In this is not the first time he has been linked with the Gunners, back in 2009, he was also rumoured to be on his way to the Emirates, but it didn’t materialize. Chelsea have also been a long admirer of Navas and they even managed to reach a deal for the Spanish international, but the deal was called off due to Navas’ homesickness. Navas can’t stay away from home for long and this has even prevented him from travelling with the Spanish national team in the past. It is said that Navas is undergoing treatment for this and things have improved significantly.
With Theo Walcott’s future up for speculation, Arsene Wenger was believed to be looking towards other option just in case Walcott decides against extending his contract and leave the club. Liverpool have been linked with a move for Walcott and that also gave rise to the rumours that Arsenal are after Jesus Navas as a replacement for Walcott.
Jesus Navas, when asked by Canal Sur radio after Arsenal said that he was unaware of any such interest and is happy at his current club. Here is an excerpt from the interview in question –
‘I don’t know anything about Arsenal. I’m staying calm and I am enjoying every moment here.’
Even Seville president Jose Maria del Nino has said that Navas is not for sale, last week, and has claimed that the club is yet to receive any offer.
Even if Walcott leaves and Arshavin stays back, then Arsene would still have a lot of options out wide with Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Gervinho. Santi Cazorla is also adept at playing out wide; Podolski is also more suited to playing out wide rather than through the center (where he was operated from in the last match). And considering Navas’ well documented homesickness issue, and chance of a deal materializing does seem to be quite slim.