There are many rumours linking Arsenal with a summer move for the Chelsea and England defender Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but I am at a loss to understand the reasoning behind it. This is what the Sun is reporting today….
Arsenal are looking at a shock move for Chelsea ace Ruben Loftus-Cheek in January.
Loftus-Cheek had a promising summer with England at the World Cup, but has since lost all his first-team momentum.
And the Gunners are looking at ways to land the Three Lions ace, according to ESPN.
It is understood Arsenal boss Unai Emery would like Loftus-Cheek in a permanent swoop as he is a big fan of his talents.
Chelsea are only thought to be willing to let him leaving the club on a six-month loan and evaluate his position next year.
The fact is that the 22 year-old midfielder played in more games for England at the World Cup (4) than he has for Chelsea this season (2), so he would be looking to move away to get some more first-team experience. Last season he went on a very successful loan at Crystal Palace and performed magnificently, which earned him the England call-up, and it may be more beneficial to him to return there than come to Arsenal.
How can we guarantee him any playing time when we already have Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Aaron Ramsey competing for places, not to mention Mo Elneny who can hardly get a game himself.
No this rumour makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever!