UK newspaper the Daily Star reports that Arsenal are considering bidding for Spain international Jesus Navas.
The Sevilla ace is viewed as a possible replacement for Theo Walcott. Actually, Navas would be more than a replacement for Walcott.
He would be a significant upgrade on the inconsistent wide man, whose contract will expire this summer. Navas is intelligent, tecnhically proficient and creative.
His link play, skill level and versatility are all superior to Walcott's. Although he would not offer the direct threat Walcott is capable of when the mood strikes.
He is not as assured a finisher as the England international can be. However, Navas is the type of cerebral wide forward Gunners boss Arsene Wenger needs to make his hybrid 4-3-3 formation a success.
His off-the-ball movement is crafty and sublte. Navas certainly varies his runs more than Walcott, who often appears content to remain glued to the wing.
In a demand so brazen it almost defies belief, Walcott apparently wants£100,000 per week, according to the Daily Mail. Agreeing to pay him pay that amount would border on criminal negiligence from Wenger.
Signing Navas would allow Wenger to avoid the kind of contract dilemma that has cost the club star players in recent transfer windows.691795