Arsenal are enjoying a decent campaign as Unai Emery gets adjusted to life in the Premier League. The Gunners are fourth and are firmly in the hunt for a place in the Champions League next season.
The summer will likely see the Spaniard enter the transfer market. Having had a full season to have a look at some of his squad, he will now look to put a firm stamp on it.
Lewis Dunk was on Arsenal’s radar last summer prior to Emery arriving, according to The Mirror. Once the Spaniard arrived the interest was immediately cooled.
The ex-PSG boss knew what he was doing. In not wanting to pursue Dunk he has ensured that the Gunners firmly dodged a bullet in the transfer market.
Dunk has looked out of sorts this season. His form, if anything, has regressed and the Seagulls supporters haven’t been overly impressed with him during 2018/19.
The £45k-a-week (Spotrac) captain was part of Chris Hughton’s team that lost 2-0 at home to Cardiff, leaving their Premier League status hanging in the balance.
Dunk made his England debut back in November in a 3-0 friendly win over the USA. That’s about as good as it’s been for the defender as since the turn of the year his form has considerably dropped.
The 27-year-old could well revive his form but he has shown this season that is isn’t a top-six player and he certainly isn’t good enough to grace Arsenal any time soon.
Emery has definitely been proved right to steer Arsenal well clear of the central defender.