Mikel Arteta has his eyes firmly on the 4th place finish which can enable them to a champions League spot. The former arsenal player turned manager is also plotting and planning for the next season. With a massive summer transfer window 3 and half months away, Arsenal much like other teams have already put the wheels in motion. The former EPL title winners also called the gunners now plan to make arch rivals Chelsea’s former striker their number 1 target for the summer.
Once blue now a gunner?
Arsenal plan to go for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata their prime target in the summer. The 29 year old Spanish striker is currently on loan at Juventus for a 2nd spell. Morata was a high profile signing for Chelsea in 2017 when they couldn’t get Lukaku who went north to Manchester United. In a disappointing 3 years at Stamford Bridge, Morata played 47 games scoring 16 goals. Arsenal need a striker with Aubameyang departing to Barcelona and Laccazette becoming a free agent at the end of the season. Arteta would love to have a striker who can give 15 to 20 goals a season.
Morata’s career so far –
Alvaro Morata began his football career at Real Madrid, playing for their Castilla team (B) team. He played for the Los Blancos from 2010-14 in 37 games scoring 10 goals. He soon was transferred to Juventus for 20 million pounds. During the 2 year tenure with Juve he played 64 games scoring 15 goals. Real Madrid bought him back for 30 million pounds from Juve and played a season for Real scoring 15 goals from 26 games. After his spell at Chelsea where again scored 16 goals he went to Athletico Madrid. First spending a year on Loan where he famously scored a goal against then Champions league winner Liverpool in the round of 16 to knock them out. Last season he went back to Juve and is still a part of Allegri’s side.
The 29 year old who has played 50 games for Spain scoring 23 goals will welcome a move back to England and hope for a lengthy run in the EPL.