Uruguayan legend wants Arsenal target to join Premier League rivals

Arsenal has been handed a blow in the race for Darwin Nunez after Diego Forlan backed Manchester United’s bid for the striker.

Nunez is wanted by almost every top European club that needs a striker now.

The Gunners need to bolster their attack and he has been one of the best in Europe this season.

A move to the Emirates will probably make him better, but Arsenal is facing competition from United, among other clubs.

Forlan played for the Red Devils at some point in his career, but he was a flop in England and only became a global superstar when he left United.

Yet he believes Nunez would be better off at his former club. 

‘I think that he is a very good player, a good kid who is doing really well at Benfica and is enjoying a strong season,’ Forlan told Breaking the Lines.

‘It is not just the Portuguese league where he is doing well but in the Champions League too. 

‘He is a player who has a lot of potential and he could fit in at Manchester United. But obviously, everyone needs to have patience, although he is getting better with more and more experience.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Despite Forlan’s suggestion, Nunez will still make his choice of a next club, so Arsenal is still in the running.

We could even have an advantage over United in that we might finish inside the top four or at least above them.

If Nunez wants a club playing in the Champions League, we achieve that criteria. We should win the race for his signature.

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  1. Forlan is history, personally I would do opposite to what he advises in relation to the premier league.

  2. Darwin has evolved into a striker at the top of the food chain.

    See what I did there? 🙂

  3. If Darwin Nunez really wants to develop his career it’s best for him to come to Arsenal.

    Look at what has happened to potential young stars that have joined Man Utd of late:
    – Martial
    – Rashford (academy graduate)
    – Van de Beek
    – Sancho
    – Wan Bissaka
    – McTominay (academy graduate)

    Even the experienced buys are having stinkers:
    – Bruno
    – Varane
    – Maguire
    – Pogba
    – Lindelof

    Man Utd are at the stage where Arsenal had begun the rebuild and for the 2018/19 season had players like:
    – Ospina (to think we also had Cech, Leno & Martinez at that time – what a roster)
    – Kolasinac
    – Sokatris
    – Mustafi
    – Lichtsteiner
    – Jenkinson
    – Mhkitaryan
    – Ramsey
    – Denis Suarez
    – Torreira
    – Iwobi
    – Welbeck

    Man Utd are basically 3 years behind Arsenal’s rebuild. Why join something that still needs to be destroyed before the rebuild begins when you have the chance to join something that now has a built foundation and offers you the chance to be the main man up front (no CR7 in your way)?

    But I have a feeling Man Utd will out-bid us and offer more wages which will ultimately push Darwin Nunez in their direction.

  4. it’s obvious Diego forlan is playing his part in swaying his country man (Darwin) in the direction of his (forlan) former club.

    I am not really scared of man u beating us to the lad, they don’t have champions league football to offer next season and that my friends will be a big decider as to what club side darwin will be playing for next season.

    moreover man u is a mess right now.

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