Arsenal fans have been struggling this transfer window. It looks like the only player they’ll bring in is Denis Suarez on-loan. However, there have been links to James Rodriguez, the Real Madrid man who’s currently on-loan at Bayern Munich, and The Independent has claimed that the Gunners have made contact with Los Blancos over a loan.
Arsenal ‘trying’ to sign James Rodriguez. [@Kike_Marin_]
— LTArsenal (@ltarsenal) 21 January 2019
Whilst James Rodrguez would no doubt be a player who could become a star at The Emirates, the fact that Arsenal are being linked with him probably has something to do with the fact that Mesut Ozil is repeatedly being left out by Unai Emery. Whilst the Gunners would love James, they’d hate to see Ozil be the man going out of the door to accommodate for the Colombian international.
As far as the fans are concerned though, this is a move that won’t be going ahead anyway. If a loan move for the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner does go through then it won’t be until the summer as there’s little chance that they’d be able to negotiate a deal to get Bayern to end his loan and the for Madrid to loan him back out. Whatever happens, it will be complicated, and the Gunners have no faith in ever seeing Rodriguez in North London with them.
You can read the Gunners’ thoughts on the Rodriguez links here:
Not gonna happen
— Sammie (@Sammie_511) January 21, 2019
With what money?
— Greg Bacani (@GregInACab) January 21, 2019
looks over to see how well attacking midfielders are treated by Emery- no thanks
— jam'n (@ben_ripple) January 22, 2019
— PAPA THE PAPA (@mosesiv452) 21 January 2019
When pigs start flying let me know.
— – (@Footballfan0108) January 21, 2019
Is this a joke?
— Kamsilanky (@kamsilanky) January 21, 2019
Hmmm tired of fake stories
— Nii Martey (@fredemart) January 21, 2019
Key word ‘trying’ loooool
— Zac(like limit) (@ZT_127) 21 January 2019
The Gunners are certain that they won’t be signing Rodriguez anytime soon, and will be keen to see this rumour put behind them.
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