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Arsenal said to be interested in Antonio Valencia

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Arsenal fans would be forgiven if they were feeling a little tense as the season comes to an end as the club continue to fight for a place in the top four and the Europa League tie. The Gunners have arguably got one of the more difficult games in the European competition, so many may feel Unai Emery’s side would be better off focusing their attention to the Premier League.

However, the Spaniard is still going to want to add players to his squad in the transfer window as he looks to revamp the side he inherited last summer and he could be tempted to bring an experienced body to the Emirates Stadium.

What’s the News?

According to a report by El Universal, Luis Valencia has explained that Arsenal are one of a number of clubs interested in his son – Antonio Valencia.

The defender is set to leave Manchester United at the end of his contract in the summer and is said to want to join a team that is fighting for important things.

“He wants to choose the best option, but above all he wants to sign a contract for two years. Not for the money, but for peace and hopefully, he told me, be hired by a team that fights important things,” he said.

“Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one of China were the options, but in football everything is changing.”

The Verdict:

Although Valencia is reaching the latter stages of his career, he could still potentially be a valuable member of the Arsenal squad if he were to arrive at the Emirates Stadium in the summer.

The 33-year-old has won almost everything possible when it comes to club football, having lifted the Premier League twice, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Europa League as he looks to add the Champions League to his collection this season and his experience could prove invaluable to some of the club’s current crop of players yet to taste what winning silverware brings.

With Hector Bellerin having struggled with injuries and Stephan Lichtsteiner appearing to be a liability at times, the Ecuadorian could prove to be a safe option for the Gunners and could replicate what Sead Kolasinac brings to the left-hand side with his attacking ability as well.

And, with Valencia wanting to join a club that is keen to join a team that is fighting for important things, the London outfit could prove to be an attractive option for him to potentially close out his rather impressive career.

Arsenal fans, do you think Valencia would be a good addition at the club? Do you think he would be able to help the team improve further? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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