12 Mar 2022 | 13:37 | Football
Rangnick talks about Rashford
The Dutchman was more than half the strength of Arsenal at the time with a record of 37 goals in the 2011/12 season. However, Arsenal’s board of directors has to face a difficult situation when Robin Van Persie’s contract has only one year left and the striker is desperate to win the Premier League.
In the end, Arsene Wenger was forced to agree to let Van Persie go to the Reds to earn the title and after 10 years, the Gunners could retaliate by signing Marcus Rashford.
Many Gunners fans will disagree with this comparison, which is understandable. Rashford has only scored four Premier League goals this season and looks like a shadow of himself. But the 24-year-old remains one of the best English talents in the Premier League.
In the previous two years, he has scored a total of 43 goals in all competitions. Remember, when he has the highest confidence, Rashford is very dangerous with his quick sloping steps and technical ability to handle the ball.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are also in a position to be forced to sign a new striker this summer, with both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah due to expire in June. It is known that Rashford will also enter the final year of his contract this summer. Although the Red Devils are having an automatic extension for a year, even if they do, the Red Devils must offer a fair price because Rashford is dropping in form.
Reports earlier this month suggested that Rashford wants to leave Old Trafford and what better place for him than Arsenal? This is a team that is radically rejuvenating and has very good English players like Aaron Ramsdale, Emile Smith Rowe or Bukayo Saka.
In addition, qualifying for the Champions League will be another big motivation for Rashford. If the Gunners can beat United, West Ham and Tottenham to fourth overall, many players will see them as the most desirable club in London next summer.
Van Persie’s move to Old Trafford in 2012 was a pivotal moment in Premier League history. It shows that Arsenal is gradually losing its position under manager Wenger. And now, as the Gunners are on the mend and United are fighting to keep their ground. It is possible that this will be the sweet revenge that the Gunners Board has for Man Utd after 10 years of waiting.