Arsenal told why they should not sign Marcus Rashford

Former Arsenal star Eduardo has told the Gunners to avoid making a move for Marcus Rashford in the summer.

Eduardo's comments of course come after Arsenal had been linked with the Manchester United man and after the player himself, for what was seemingly the first time, admitted earlier this year he could be open to playing somewhere other than Manchester United: "I would never say no (to playing in another country).

“I'm a big fan of Real Madrid and Barcelona, because they've always had great players and played attractive football. Everybody watches Real Madrid and Barcelona."

And whilst Rashford’s form has been pretty woeful of late, it is not his lack of goals that encouraged Eduardo to warn Arsenal against signing Rashford.

Instead, Eduardo told his former club to avoid Rashford as he is not used as a striker:

"Marcus Rashford is one of the names who has been linked with Arsenal this summer. But is he the right player to come in and fill that role as a number nine? No,” he said.

“He doesn't play as a striker for Manchester United, so why would Arsenal bring him in if they need a striker? I don't know if he has the right capacity to come in and do the job Arsenal would need him to do."

Arsenal need a striker

And given the current state of Arsenal’s striking department, it is easy to see why Eduardo may have these thoughts.

Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are the Gunners’ only natural no.9s at present and both are out of contract in the summer.

And even if Lacazette does sign an extension, he has scored just two league goals from open play this term, which is simply not enough for any side, never mind one with top-four ambitions.

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Josh Barker

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