Arsene Wenger is to be handed a substantial amount of money to spend on players, if you believe what you read in the newspapers, and rumours are circulating about what position and players it will be used for. Top of the list seems to be a striker, with Arsenal being linked with a large number of players such as Fernando Llorente, Robert Lewandowski and even Radamel Falcao.
One player who will not be joining the Gunners, apparently, is Falcao’s team mate at Athletico Madrid. Adrian Lopez is not talked about too much as all the media focus on his Colombian strike partner. Adrian is no slouch, however, he scored 11 goals in the Europa league alone last season.
The 24-year old Spaniard is quick, clever and seems like the sort of technically gifted player that Wenger likes. The player has stated his desire to stay with Athletico, however, and so Wenger, along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham, can strike him off the list.
“My first season at Athletico was amazing, it was the best year of my career.
“Athletico is very special to me and I hope that we can continue like this.”
With Falcao almost definitely on his way, whether in January or the summer, perhaps Adrian is looking forward to getting a bit more of the appreciation from the fans and the media.