Arsenal To Announce Deal For Arteta’s Replacement, A True Midfield Controller

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Arsenal are prepared to submit an official bid for Real Madrid midfielder, James Rodriguez, this summer. The club has reportedly been monitoring the midfielder’s situation at the Bernabeu after being alerted by the news that the midfielder is unhappy under Zidane.

Arsene Wenger is said to be interested in strengthening is attacking midfield options as he prepares to sanction the exit of Theo Walcott. Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been touted as Wenger’s first choice option to replace Walcott but the opportunity to sign Rodriguez seems to appeal to Wenger.

According to Spanish Publication AS via the Metro, Arsenal are prepared to table a huge bid for the midfielder this summer and are also prepared to offer a salary package worth up to £120,000 a week.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are also keeping tabs on the midfielder who has decided to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez is reluctant to sell the midfielder and he is convinced he’d be able to convince the Colombia international to stay. It is believed that the player is fed up with his situation at the Spanish capital and would ask to leave this summer.

Rodriguez has scored 20 goals in 54 appearances for Madrid since moving to the club in 2014.


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