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Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has been handed a meagre transfer budget, and this has seen the Gunner active in the transfer window but most of the names linked with the club are not in the “class” of what the fan base expects.
The Gunners are looking to strengthen their goalkeeping position and they have been heavily linked with a move for Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, according to Spanish tabloid Marca.
Arsenal’s defense were not only culpable for the number of goals they conceded last season, Petr Cech was equally criticised for his poor form. Cech will go into the final year of his contract with Arsenal next month and it appears that Emery wants to replace the Czech with Rico.
Rico has spent the entirety of his career with Sevilla and he was handed his first professional debut for the La Liga club in 2014 by Unai Emery. Emery wants to link up with his former player but Arsenal may have to ward off interest from Premier league club, Watford.
The report further claims that Sevilla are revamping their squad and they have an eye on Girona shot-stopper Yassine Bounou should they sell Rico.
Transfermarkt has valued Rico at £10.80m.