Arsenal midfielder wants summer contract talks

The Arsenal negotiating team are going to be very busy this summer, with contract talks lined up for such big stars as Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a few others. One of those that has been off the radar is the midfielder Jon Toral, who has been up in Scotland on loan to Rangers this season.

He is on his way back to Arsenal this summer, and is keen to find out if the Gunners will be giving him another contract this year. He told Rangers’ official website: “I have another season left at Arsenal so I will go back and it will depend on where they see me, in terms of whether they see me ready for the first team or if they see me doing better with another loan.

“I have to see if they want to give me another contract, so I will wait and talk to them and then we will go from there.”

Toral arrived at the Emirates in 2011 from Barcelona along with Hector Bellerin, but while his friend made it into the Arsenal first team, Toral has spent the last four years out on loan. He had two successful seasons at Brentford and Birmingham, but then spent a season back in Spain with Granada but was only used 6 times. At Rangers he was a little better with 12 appearances for the Gers.

It will be interesting to see whether he is retained or allowed to try and find a permanent place with another side this summer….



  1. Red Dawn says:

    More dead wood on the payroll.
    If he was going to make it at Arsenal he would have by now.
    Trouble is, if you get rid of all of the dead wood there would only be Sanchez and the cleaning staff left..

  2. gotanidea says:

    Never saw him play, but if he plays like Ozil, Ramsey, Elneny and Wilshere, Arsenal had better sell him out. Arsenal need to improve by getting midfielders and defenders with better quality, not players with the same quality like the ones that we already have. Apart from Iwobi and Bellerin, Arsenal scouting system has been a bit disappointing so far.

  3. John Ibrahim says:

    Toral should be released …he just another flop on the payroll….

    Sanago, Toral, Zalalem, Crowley, Wilshere, Ramsey, Gibbs, Monreal, Ozil, Giroud, BFG, Gabriel, Walcott, Campbell, Cech and Debuchey should be release

    16 deadwood players clear off the payroll…

    time to have a major overhaul of the squad

    New manager, new players and new board!!!!

    1. Jason says:

      Loads of stories about dead wood I agree get them out .. starting with Sanchez straight swap for aguero he clearly wants to go back and work with pep I’m sure there could be a deal done ..Ramsey see ya ozil see ya lazy basted .. hate to say it but Theo as well .. elmany Gibbs cech can all go and the biggest one of all wenger

    2. Atid says:

      Crowley a flop, he is what 18 years old?
      Also 12 of the players you have listed are full internationals. 2 of them are world cup winners.

      Wish I had flopped like that in my playing career!!

    3. Janssen says:

      Get your drift John but personally, I have no problem with Cech and Campbell and have seen enough of Zalalem and Crowley to write them off? Are we sure they would not do better under a better manager? Also, I think Monreal has been a good player for us even this year he has not been our biggest problem, he is just getting on with his age.

    4. Tony says:

      Won’t say you are totally wrong with those players on the list but then again look at those young guns who have fire in their belly and energy to burn under the right tutelage. Yes you can say they have not performed well in their respective loan spells but then you have to give them that believe that they are part of a team who are ambitious and if they’re not ready to up their game then you could sell them with a buy-back clause cos you never can tell you know

  4. Yossarian says:

    Jon Toral is 22 years old, so it’s time to decide whether he’s good enough to play in a team that can challenge for EPL & UCL (Keep him) or not (Sell him).

    What’s the point of keeping “Promising” players heading into their mid-twenties that haven’t looked like real top players yet? So we can wait until they’re pushing 30 to find out if they’re really good enough or not? (Like Theo for example)

    If they’re not good enough by the age of 23, then get-rid of them (And the financial liability that comes with them) and focus bringing through younger players that still have a chance reaching the necessary standard.

    1. Yossarian says:

      I guess the problem is that Wenger doesn’t know whether a “Promising” player has what it takes to become a top player or not. Look at the amount of top players he claims to have “Looked at” in the past that became successful with other teams.

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