Date: 3rd June 2016 at 6:00pm
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Ricardo RodriguezArsenal target Ricardo Rodriguez has admitted he would be ‘excited’ to join the Gunners and fellow Switzerland team-mate Granit Xhaka at the Emirates this summer.

It is thought that Arsene Wenger is on the prowl to sign a defender during the transfer window and reports suggests the Frenchman is eyeing up a move for the Wolfsburg left-back.

Rodriguez is understood to have a buy-out clause in his current deal at the Bundesliga club worth £19 million, and Arsenal are considering activating it.

When asked by Swiss publication Tagesanzeiger on the idea of joining Xhaka at the Emirates this summer, the 23-year-old said:

‘That would be exciting, yes, especially because the room arrangement at Arsenal would be fixed as well.’

The full-back added that remaining at Wolfsburg for another season would not be ‘impossible but unrealistic’, with the German side failing to qualify for European football after finishing eight in the Bundesliga.

Wenger may have to add a new left-back to the squad, with Kieran Gibbs clearly out of favour with the Frenchman and has already being linked with a move away from the Emirates.

Nacho Monreal will need sterner competition next season as Gibbs clearly wasn’t providing this for the Spaniard.

Can Rodriguez offer this to Monreal, or even displace the 30-year-old should he sign for us this summer?