Mikel Arteta convinced Ivan Rakitic to join Arsenal
Arsenal only gave a mediocre budget to Mikel Arteta to bring in players in the transfer market this summer. The Spanish coach is claimed to have pocketed several names, including Ivan Rakitic.
The North London club have just marked the end of their trip this season by winning the FA Cup. The Gunners defeated Chelsea in the final which took place last Saturday with a final score of 2-1.
Obviously the trophy was very vital for Arsenal, the article thus they automatically managed to pocket a ticket to the Europa League next season.
More than that, the FA Cup trophy is important to pay fans disappointment at the results achieved by Arsenal in the Premier League this season. And of course, the FA Cup champions can at least attract the interest of the world’s top players.
Arsenal have so far been linked with a number of players, including Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
In fact, as reported by Le10sport, Arteta has reportedly tried to contact Ivan Rakitic directly. The Croatian midfielder received Arteta well, who tried to seduce him to move to the Emirates Stadium.
It is undeniable that the fact that Arsenal really need new ammunition, the article Mikel Arteta just entered in the middle of the season and only rely on the Unai Emery squad.
In fact, the last few weeks Arsenal continue to be linked with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey. However, the Gunners called failed to submit a satisfactory offer to get 27 players this year.
Unfortunately, the Spanish La Liga giant has refused two offers so far, as a result Arsenal have thought again to recruit Partey.
Partey might indeed be difficult, because that is why Arsenal reportedly shifted their focus to Rakitic.
Coach Mikel Arteta is claimed to be taking advantage of the situation experienced by Rakitic in Barcelona. The former Sevilla player has indeed repeatedly stated his plans to leave Camp Nou.
The former Pep Guardiola assistant is determined to convince Rakitic to be willing to join the Emirates Stadium next season. Of course it is not easy for Arsenal, because Rakitic used to play in the European Champions League.
Rakitic might be ‘seduced’ Arteta, but there are still other facts that Arsenal must consider, none other than the high tag of the player.