It’s been a bit of a mixed bag for those at Arsenal this season.
A Europa League final is obviously the cherry on the top of the cake for Unai Emery’s side.
However, the Gunners’ continued inconsistent performances in the Premier League (especially away from home) have been somewhat of a dampener on the Spaniard’s first year at the Emirates Stadium and is something that needs to be addressed this summer.
One area that needs improvement is the creative element to the side and, in particular, within the middle of the field following Aaron Ramsey’s departure.
And, James Rodriguez is the man that can help Arsenal move forward and start to enjoy some success in the domestic game.
According to a report by The Mirror, Real Madrid are believed to be prepared to offload the Colombian superstar this summer as he does not feature in Zinedine Zidane’s plans; the South American could not have been happy when the French legend returned as the manager!
Arsenal are said to be interested in the playmaker (as are Liverpool and Manchester United) and Emery should do all he can to convince him to join him at the Emirates Stadium.
The Colombia international is a rather versatile attacker as he can play on either the wing or in the middle of the field; two positions that the Gunners could do with some serious upgrading and providing them with an additional and much-needed creative dimension.
The 27-year-old has bundles of creativity to offer and would be able to help unlock the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in front of him by providing them with some of the killer balls that they have dearly missed at times throughout the current campaign.
A move would suit Rodriguez as well as he needs to be playing regular football and he would be able to get the opportunity to do that at the Emirates Stadium, whilst a fresh start could also benefit him immensely.
Whether the superstar is available within Arsenal’s transfer budget remains to be seen and it might be at the expense of Mesut Ozil, but if Emery has the chance to try and convince him to join him this summer, then he must!
Arsenal fans, do you think Rodriguez would be an excellent addition? Let us know your thoughts below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience