The next player on the production line of Arsenal “deadwood” exits looks to be Moroccan striker Marouanne Chamakh who spent a chink of last season on loan at West Ham and was further down the pecking order than Andy Caroll, Modibo Maiga and Carlton Cole.
Arsenal after Spanish youngster by Stefan
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be about to make a move for Levante’s young rising star Ruben Garcia. Garcia is aged 19 and has broken into the Levante first team this season and became an important player and has been hailed as one for the future. Spanish media reports claim that Arsenal scouts have been to watch Garcia in every game that he has played this season which should prove that there is serious interest in him.
It appears that Spain is increasingly becoming the supermarket of choice for the big clubs around Europe, and Arsenal are no exception. Having signed two Spanish players from Spanish clubs last season, Arsene Wenger is about to make it three within a year, apparently, after the club’s scouts put in a great recommendation for Ruben Garcia Santos.
Spain has been good to Arsenal in the last two seasons, with Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla adding flair to the midfield, and the financial problems encountered by most of the clubs in the Spanish Primera liga mean that they are likely to receive lots of offers for players in January. Arsenal, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wigan have been scouting the defensive midfielder Pape Diop who plays for Levante, according to Talksport.
I know, it sounds ridiculous. Arsenal would not pay €70 million for anybody, nevermind a young striker who cannot get into the Real Madrid team, but the amount of the clause does not necessarily mean that Real Madrid would not accept any less for their 20-year old striker, Alvaro Morata.