The Gunners are edging nearer to securing the signature of another player before pre-season begins as indicated by a report.
With the situation of Mathieu Debuchy and Kieran Gibbs still not clear, Arsene Wenger has been encouraged to make a move for a full-back to reinforce his guard at the Arsenal defence.
Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodriguez has risen as one of the club’s objectives to fill the position from the Bundesliga following Granit Xhaka.
A £21m buyout clause in the left-back’s agreement was terminated two days ago, making ready for an offer for any potential suitors.
Furthermore, as per German outlet Bild, Arsenal are the club as of now in formal arrangements to sign Rodriguez keeping in mind the desire of meeting the player’s delegates after chats with Wolfsburg over the transfer fee of the player.
Wolfsburg’s Sporting Director, Klaus Allofs as of late affirmed formally that the 23-year-old is one of two players who might be sold this summer.
“We are on the alert and we are prepared [to sell]. They [Ricardo Rodriguez and Luiz Gustavo] will not get cheaper, rather the opposite.”
With these now, Arsenal are the fore-runners to get the services of Rodriguez is they bid first, with the tone of Allof, he might accept any offer just over the player’s release clause.
Rodriguez would be a good replacement for Kieran Gibbs who has not impressed at the defence and with his free-kick power and abilities the Arsenal defence would be a hard nut to crack.