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Report: Arsenal insist on entering race for Real Madrid star

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Report: Arsenal insist on entering race for Real Madrid star

James Rodriguez could leave the Spanish giants this summer.

Arsenal are battling Juventus and Napoli to secure the summer signing of Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, according to a report by Spanish newspaper Marca.

The Gunners failed to land the Colombian playmaker last summer and will insist on pursuing his signature during the summer.

Rodriguez has made just 13 appearances during 2019/20 under Zinedine Zidane and his time at the Bernabeu looks to be over.

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Arsenal will go in search of ball-playing midfielders during the summer and Rodriguez is tailor-made for that role.

The man who helped Colombia to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2014 can operate as a central midfielder or as a No.10.

Signing for Real Madrid just after that World Cup, he has scored 37 goals and registered 42 assists in 124 appearances for Los Blancos.

Arsenal faced a fight to reach the Champions League before the global health pandemic halted proceedings.

 

Under Mikel Arteta, they had gone nine league games without defeat and with momentum on their side, they would have fancied their chances.

Rodriguez would certainly improve the Arsenal ranks and his experience of playing at the highest level could shine through.

Class

Rodriguez showcased his talented at the 2014 World Cup, winning the golden boot with six goals during the tournament.

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Arsenal’s squad boasts some seriously good young talent but the stellar nature of Rodriguez would complement the squad nicely.

Arteta will want to stamp his own authority on his squad during the summer and signing Rodriguez would have to be seen as a coup.

The Gunners have been average for far too long and landing Rodriguez could help them become big-hitters in the Premier League once again.

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