So Arsenal fans are still no closer to finding out which, if any, new strikers will be heading to north London to play for the Gunners in the current transfer window, except for the fact that it will not be Jamie Vardy of course. One of the main candidates at the moment, according to number of Arsenal transfer rumours about him anyway, is the young Spaniard Alvaro Morata.
This transfer is far from being easy or uncomplicated though and we still do not even know for sure that his parent club Real Madrid will actually sell him on after bringing him back from Juventus. If they do, as many people expect, then Arsenal still do not have a free run at him as our Premier League rivals Chelsea and Real Madrid are also being linked.
But perhaps the Spain international’s words reported by the Evening Standard offer some real encouragement to Arsenal and show Arsene Wenger just what he needs to do to make sure Morata joins him at the Emirates instead of Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge or Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
Morata said, “I want a team that makes me feel important and I would be ready to stay in Madrid to win my place.
“I do not have to prove anything to anyone. I am a player of Real Madrid and they will decide if they want me, otherwise we will find another solution.”
For one thing, Wenger has the edge in terms of his reputation of looking after players and especially young ones. And with Olivier Giroud as our current first choice centre forward it should be reasonably easy for the boss to convince Morata that his chances will be greater with the Gunners than with our EPL rivals.
Do you think Morata will come to Arsenal this summer?