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Arsenal in pole position to sign Roca

Timothy Aiyeku

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North London outfit Arsenal are set to benefit from the fate of the Spanish La Liga club Espanyol who are going to be relegated from La Liga and set to lose their players.

A number of clubs are already considering players from the Spanish club, including Liverpool who are believed to be seeking the signature of Leandro Cabrera as a replacement for Dejan Lovren.

According to La Razon, the Gunners are seeking the signature of Marc Roca from Espanyol as manager Mikel Arteta is believed to be a big fan of the midfielder.

The Spanish boss is also hoping to land Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey and already looking forward to his partnership with Marc Roca in the middle.

Marc Roca has a release clause of about £40 million and that could be negotiated by the two clubs especially with the player not ready to be relegated with Espanyol.

The 23-year-old enjoyed 33 appearances for Espanyol this season, making him one of the best the club can boast of. He is experienced and can be a better option to Matteo Guendouzi who could his way out of the Emirates Stadium.

Everton have been named as one of the clubs seeking the signature of the Espanyol midfielder but the Gunners are tipped to win the race.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.