According to Daily Mirror, Arsenal are working the grounds to persuade the Spaniard to reject a new deal at the Nou Camp and move to the Emirates at the end of the season. The bargaining power isn’t far fetched, first team football. At the moment he isn’t having it and doesn’t even seem to be in the plans of new boss Tito Martino. He hasn’t had a single minute for Barcelona this season either as a starter or from the bench. If the present is this bleak, it would be tomfoolery to extend the stay. The absence of regular football could also cost him his place in Spain’s world cup party.
As for Arsenal, seems Wenger is preparing for the exit of incumbent right back, Frenchman Bacary Sagna. The Frenchman has been offered a new deal but hasn’t agreed yet and should there be no agreement, he could walk away from the Emirates for free. That leaves Wenger scampering for a ready made replacement. Replacing a free agent with another one won’t be a bad idea if you ask me.
While Montoya would be a decent addition to Arsenal and won’t struggle fitting in with the style of the Gunners, I don’t believe he is the ideal man to replace the veteran. He isn’t an upgrade to current Sagna’s understudy Carl Jenkinson and having both players competing for the right back slot would be akin to leaving the position at the mercy of neophytes. Both players still need a much older head to learn from and I would suggest current Dortmund’s right back Lukasz Piszczek. That doesn’t stop the pursuit of Montoya. One thing is sure, he will get more games at the Emirates than he would ever get at Nou Camp at this age.