Arsenal always do everything possible to ensure that all the transfer dealings are done in total secrecy. By the time the media are getting to know Arsenal is interested in a particular player, must times, the deal is often very advanced. This is why when yesterday reports emerged that Arsenal target Ricardo Rodriguez had missed the Switzerland training session yesterday, many believe it is because he has flown to London to undergo a medical with Arsenal ahead of a move to the Emirates after the European Championship.
Daily Mirror had two days earlier broke the news that Arsenal were talking with the player and will be activating the release clause of the player which is said to be put at just £19m. Other more reliable reports from the German media also confirmed this claim.
It is said that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger likes the Switzerland international and after recommendation from former Wolfsburg assistance manager Adreas Jonker who is now the head of academy at Arsenal, Wenger has decided to sign the player. He could be a long term replacement for Nacho Monreal and his signing could mean that the reports claiming Kieran Gibbs has played for the last time for Arsenal are true.
The player is reportedly close friends with Arsenal new signing Granit Xhaka will be a sold addition to the club Arsenal side. He is even good even in my opinion to oust Monreal from the first team if the Spaniard makes the mistake of dropping form in the slightest.