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?