Emirates star ready to leave club and return to Spain.
Arsenal starlet Fran Merida is on the verge of completing a deal to take him back to La Liga. The 20 year old has run out of patience after failing to cement a place in the first team set up and is ready to sign a deal with Spanish strugglers Atletico Madrid.
The talented attacker hasn’t managed one Premier League start since his arrival at the club and has been selected for just seven starts for the first team since his debut in September 2007 and understandably the 20 year old feels he has no choice other than to leave the Emirates.
Merida has been a big hit in the Spanish Under 21 set up and has a number of interested suitors but appears happy to move to Atletico Madrid who have followed up last seasons impressive fourth place finish with a distinctly average display this term.