Apparently Wenger is intent on making a move for this very impressive Liverpool man!
Xabi Alonso will meet manager Rafa Benitez tomorrow for crunch talks over his future.
The midfielder returned to the club’s Melwood training complex on Friday along with the rest of his Euro 2008-winning Spain team-mates.
Benitez, however, was unavailable as he was away tying up the club’s £18million signing of Spurs’ Robbie Keane – that fee could rise to £20m with add-ons – so Alonso was told, ‘Come back on Monday’.
People Sport understands Arsenal are manoeuvring themselves into the box seat to secure his services. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has signed French ace Samir Nasri, but he still has another midfield void to fill. (The People)
If Arsenal do manage to nab Xabi from Liverpool , they will achieve a double reward. Firstly, they will have snared a great midfielder who is one of the best in the Premier League and secondly, they will be taking a player of real quality from one of their rivals!
Clearly Rafa doesn’t really see Alonso as part of his long-term plans, hence his insistence on trying to sell the Spaniard to finance other moves, such as for Robbie Keane. Do Arsenal fans think that the Euro 2008 man can be a big success at the Emirates?