Daily Mail: Arsenal said to be readying bid for Milan's left-back Rodriguez
- An injury crisis could force the Gunners to sign a left-back
- 25-year-old Ricardo Rodriguez is a target and will cost £30m
According to the Daily Mail report, Unai Emery is desperate to sign a left-back as the Premier League campaign starts in less than a weak. He is said to be ready to launch a late bid for Milan full-back Ricardo Rodriguez. The transfer window shuts on August, 9 - thus, the Gunners should hurry up to secure a move. The source believe the Italian side could be convinced if £30m bid is lodged.
Sead Kolasinac is sidelined for 10 weeks after picking up an unlucky injury during a friendly tie against Chelsea in Dublin.
Nacho Monreal has missed a pre-season preparation after returning from the World Cup. Though he didn't feature in Russia, he came back to Arsenal with a knee issue that prevented him from joining the rest of the squad in training. He is expected to recover soon but is a doubt for Prem opener vs City.
Unai Emery said during the presser: “We don’t want the injuries but it’s one of those things that you can’t help. We have players like Nacho, but he arrived late from the World Cup and also has a small injury. It’s difficult for him to arrive for the match against Manchester City."
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is likely to be deployed as a fullback due to his versatility. His main position is a midfielder, but he was already used as a defender last season and delivered quite decent displays.