Arsenal to meet Marcus Rashford in-person after transfer reveal - pundit

By Frank McAvennie

29th Apr, 2022 | 5:00pm

Arsenal set for Marcus Rashford 'meeting' after 'shock' transfer reveal - pundit

Arsenal will meet with Marcus Rashford before deciding if they will pursue a move this summer.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 24-year-old’s future.

On Thursday (28 April) Football Insider revealed Arsenal have registered their interest in signing Rashford with £45million set aside to secure a deal.

An Arsenal source told this site that Rashford is a leading target  for Mikel Arteta this summer.

Football Insider revealed last month that Rashford has admitted to friends he could quit Old Trafford this summer.

McAvennie insists Arsenal will want to meet Rashford in-person before persuing a deal after his poor season.

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“They don’t sign him for £45million at the moment,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“They have to go and meet him because he doesn’t look himself. He’s had a dreadful season.

“Everything has changed for him. I don’t know if it’s work outside of football, has his penalty in the EURO 2020 final affected him?

“Whatever it is, Arsenal need to be sure which player they are trying to buy.

“He has shown absolutely nothing this season so it would shock me if they tried to sign him without having a meeting and establishing what went wrong this season.”

Rashford has a contract that runs until the summer of 2023 and includes the option of a further 12 months.

He has struggled for game time this season after starting the season with a shoulder injury.

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