Arsene Wenger has been hugely impressed with the way his two Spanish players have settled in at Arsenal. Both Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla have done very well since coming to the Emirates, and Wenger has spoken about the fantastic technical ability that Spanish players have drilled into them from a young age. Wenger also spoke recently about what a bargain Swansea found in Michu, and he knows that many Spanish clubs are struggling financially so may be open to selling some of their stars.
Sevilla have publicly declared that they have no intention of selling their best players, but Spanish football insiders believe that they are not really in a position to turn down decent offers. Arsenal could do with contacting the club as soon as possible, because their Spanish international striker Alvaro Negredo has expressed his wish to play in the Premier league, and he would make a fantastic addition to the Gunners.
The 27-year old has spoken to international team mates who play in England, who have told him that life for a footballer is better here. In Spain, there is constant media and public scrutiny and it does take it’s toll on players. Negredo is a strong forward player and his talents would fit in well in the Premier league. His scoring record for club and country is impressive, at around a goal every other game.
Negredo would cost a little more than Adrian Lopez, but carries more of a goal threat. If Arsenal do not try to sign him, I am sure another English team will. Having won Euro 2012 with Spain, Negredo would be looking to join a big club and I think Arsenal would be perfect for him.
“There comes a time when a cycle comes to an end and I don’t know if it will be sooner or later, but I think the English league is great and I think my style of football would be well suited to it.”