Arsenal Striker Available To Newcastle This Summer

GOAL are reporting that new Arsenal manager Unai Emery will have a clearout of the players he doesn’t see being part of the future at Arsenal.

There are some players that Rafa may be interested in – and the main one seems to be Spanish striker Lucas Perez who Rafa tried to lure to Newcastle last season.

Lucas has been at Arsenal two years, and last season he spent on loan at his former club Deportivo La Coruna where he scored 9 goals and had 8 assists in a total of 37 games.

He still has two years left on his Arsenal contract, and the Gunners paid £17M for the 29-year-old when he signed on from Deportivo two years ago.

Lucas Perez – one of Rafa’s striker targets last summer

The best Newcastle can do is to get him on loan for next season with perhaps an option to buy.

Another striker who will reportedly become available at Arsenal is England striker Danny Welbeck who has had many injury problems since he signed on for £16M from Manchester United four years ago.

32-year-old Nacho Monreal is a capable defender but coming to the end of his long career.

The Spanish International, however, is versatile and can play anywhere across the back four, and he could provide some experience in defense for the Magpies.

26-year-old right-back Carl Jenkinson, who was once a Newcastle target, is reported to be another player available and he spent last season on loan at Birmingham.

However, he dislocated his shoulder early in the season and was out for over four months and ended up playing only 9 games for Birmingham.

Carl was on loan for two seasons at West Ham before that where he played 59 games – and 52 of those were in the Premier League.

But it seems of the players available from Arsenal a possible loan deal for Lucas Perez is our best bet – if he will come to Tyneside for the season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 20, 2018 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #1

    He would be a good striker option has clever movement and pace with a great workrate !

    Only problem is he doesn’t seem the most clinical finisher so might not be much better than we have

  • hibbit

    Jul 20, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2


    i agree with you about nust toothless, really don’t see the point in them

    re… the chronicle
    the chronicle depends on the city and region to survive not the club , nufc is really only a small part of it circulation, they depend on people buying the paper or clicking on the web site or advertising with them
    we the population have kept the business going for years it time for them to repay our loyalty otherwise there no better than ashley with his take take attitude.
    they need to stand up and show there colours they are either with us or against us, there’s no middle ground any more

  • G

    Jul 20, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #3

    As long as he can bring others into the game, then his finishing isn’t really the key from a Rafa perspective. I would take on loan, but I can’t see MA wanting to shell out cash for a man his age.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jul 20, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Ant and Dec just retweeted #IfRafaGoesWeGo…

    This #%^+ just got serious!

  • BeeGuy

    Jul 20, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Hey, it’s not close to the end of the window, no incoming until the best ones have been sold. Then it’s get loans on the “best of the worst”, if NUFC can afford them…

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s possible, even probable that we will get new players in before the window closes.

    But it’s so depressing that we haven’t got any more since the Kenedy loan deal. Especially as Rafa was so insistent that he wanted any signings completed early in the window.

    Think I’ll just go back to parking space ships for the next few million years!

  • posada

    Jul 20, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Agree. I think journalists have this code they work to. You know they are there to search for the truth.
    To dig out information. Especially if it is the public interest. Can’t remember what they call it.
    Otherwise why should folks take them seriously.
    As far as NUFC is concerned they will just be trotting out good news stories.


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