Now via Kicker in Germany, comes news of interest in Wolfsburg’s Ricardo Rodrigeuz. The 23 year old is an established Swiss international, and played 36 games for the Bundesliga side last season, scoring 3 goals.
They say that the link to Arsenal comes via Andries Jonker, the head of the youth academy, but who was assistant manager at Wolfsburg from 2012-2014, after which he came to London.
He knows the player well, and they suggest he’s recommended him to Arsene Wenger. It seems clear, given how much speculation there is, that the club are in the market for a new left-back.
It’s likely that Kieran Gibbs, who started just three games in the Premier League last season, will be allowed move on, and the age profile of the players we’re linked with indicates we’re looking for somebody who can understudy Nacho Monreal for a little while before becoming first choice themselves.
As to how genuine our interest is in Rodriguez, we don’t know, but like the others he seems to tick many of the required boxes, giving this one a Poo-o-Meter rating of 5.