Bundesliga Winger Unwilling To Move To Arsenal: Big Blow For The Gunners?

According to a recent report by the Mirror, Colombia international James Rodriguez is prepared to snub Arsenal in the summer in favour of a return to Real Madrid so that he can fight for a first-team place under Santiago Solari. The same source has also claimed that Bayern Munich are unlikely to activate the £36.8m clause in Rodriguez’s contract to sign him permanently when his loan deal expires at the end of this campaign.

The 27-year-old winger has often been underwhelming with his performances on the pitch during this campaign. However, he has still managed to make some match-winning contributions for Niko Kovač’s team this term which has kept Bayern’s title hopes alive. The Bavarian giants are currently trailing their rivals, Borussia Dortmund by five points at the top of the Bundesliga table.

However, the Colombian has been plagued with injuries which have hampered his growth as a player. Unfortunately, there is a real chance that he might not end up fulfiling his true potential if injuries keep derailing his development. Thus, a move to Arsenal could have been an ideal change of scenery for him which may have helped him get his career back on track.

There is no doubt that it will be a brave move from him to return to the Spanish capital next summer and prove his value to his parent club.

Rodriguez is a world-class winger who has been quite successful in the past and has also proven that he can be a match-winner when he is playing with confidence on the pitch. Even though Kovac has often deployed him from the bench this season, the Colombian has still managed to make a positive impact in the attacking end of the pitch. The former FC Porto prospect has found the back of the net three times while providing four assists in 16 appearances for Bayern this term across all competitions.

Arsenal would have benefited from adding someone of Rodriguez’s talents in the summer. They are currently struggling to secure a place in the Premier League’s Top 4 which goes on to show that they are still quite far off behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City when it comes to squad depth.

With Mesut Ozil failing to fire on all cylinders this season coupled with the fact that Aaron Ramsey won’t be an Arsenal player next summer, Emery is in dire need of a capable winger who could score and assist goals consistently at the Emirates Stadium. Hence, it will be a big blow for the Gunners to miss out on Rodriguez’s services as he would have been a marquee acquisition for Unai Emery’s team. 

Loading...
The following two tabs change content below.

Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

Share This Article

Chelsea Ready To Give Up Bakayoko For This Serie A Midfielder: Good Move For All Parties?

Next Story »

Bielsa Makes Bold Claim About This Leeds United Defender: Time For Him To Be Benched?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Leeds United Signing And Where Will He Fit Into Bielsa’s Plans?

    2 weeks ago

    Leeds United have confirmed that they had completed the signing of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Portuguese winger Helder Costa. The winger has joined initially on a year-long loan deal, but ...

    Read More
  • With Hay Confirming Forward Is Close To Joining Leeds United, We Do A Scout Report On The Player

    3 weeks ago

    Leeds United squandered a glorious opportunity to return to the top flight despite enjoying a boisterous start to their 2018-19 campaign. But a lack of depth, as ...

    Read More
  • A Full Profile On Liverpool’s First Summer Signing Sepp van den Berg: What He Will Bring To Anfield?

    3 weeks ago

    Liverpool have confirmed on their official website that Sepp van den Berg will complete his move to Anfield from PEC Zwolle in July. The Dutch teenager has become ...

    Read More
  • Liverpool Are On The Brink Of Sealing Move For This Defensive Ace: A Complete Scout Report

    3 weeks ago

    According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Liverpool have won the chase to secure the services of PEC Zwolle centre-back Sepp van den Berg during the summer transfer ...

    Read More
  • Strength And Weakness Of This New Rangers Signing Joe Aribo And Does Gerrard Need Him?

    3 weeks ago

    Arsenal and Manchester City were interested. A club from the Bundesliga as well. So were Aston Villa and Southampton, Charlton wanted him to stay and somewhere Celtic ...

    Read More