Arteta issued clear message about the possible summer Arsenal arrival of attacker


Ex-Chelsea man Tony Cascarino doesn’t think Marcus Rashford is “clinical” enough to lead the line for Arsenal, amid all the reports that the Gunners are lining up a potential swoop for the striker

Rashford has been linked with a move to the Gunners amid reports of him wanting to leave Manchester United, having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and coming on towards the end of the games

It is no secret that the Gunners are looking to add some more attacking players to the squad at the end of the season, especially as Mikel Arteta would like to add a bit more depth and quality to the side.

However, amid all the speculation that Arsenal are ready to pay some serious money for the player, Cascarino has opened up and told Arsenal that Rashford would not be clinical enough to lead the attack.

Cascarino told talkSPORT: “To be a natural striker, and this is something I learned along the way and I got better at as I got older, so Marcus could become better, because there’s no reason why someone can’t improve, you have to be very, very clinical.

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“You have to punish because, if you’re going to a club like Arsenal, they’re looking to progress and be a Champions League team, so you have to be clinical in front of goal.

“I joked and sometimes called Lacazette ‘Lack a finish’, which is a bit harsh because I think he’s a decent player, but he’s not being clinical enough for Arsenal.

“They’ve needed that, for him to be punishing teams, and I don’t think Marcus is ready to do that at Arsenal.”

Rashford is not longer a striker that is able to lead that front, line, he is more like a wing-forward that has the ability to play on both wings.

He is really struggling at Man United and it is very easy to see just why he would want out of the club, but with a new manager coming in at the end of the season, maybe stay, see how it goes and then leave if he is not given more of a chance


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