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Gunners target Villarreal ace

12th March 2019, 05:13 by Michael Holland

Arsenal are targeting Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals, who is seen as the perfect replacement for Mesut Ozil this summer.

Doubts continue to mount over Ozil's future at the Emirates Stadium following another inconsistent season and rumours that not all is well behind the scenes.

There have been suggestions he is out of favour with Gunners boss Unai Emery, who could look to replace him when the transfer window re-opens at the end of the season.

That has led to reports that Fornals is high on the Gunners wanted list following an impressive season with the Yellow Submarines in La Liga, where he has fired home four goals and provided five assists.

Fornals plays in the exact same position as Ozil and possesses all the same attributes, so it is no surprise to see him touted as the German's replacement.

The Gunners do not have a great deal of cash to spend in the summer and reports claim Villarreal will be looking for a fee in the region of £27million should they decide to sell.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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