Matches continue to come hard and fast for Real Madrid as they get ready to return to the Santiago Bernabeu tomorrow night. They will host RCD Mallorca for gameweek five of La Liga, hoping to continue their faultless start to the 2022/23 season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been faced with a huge stumbling block ahead of this game, with Karim Benzema out injured. The Frenchman picked up a knee injury during the Celtic clash and will miss out tomorrow’s game, along with the RB Leipzig clash in midweek.
Eder Militao, too, has been ruled out of action. The Brazilian defender picked up a knock in the first half vs Celtic and was substituted at half-time, with Antonio Rudiger replacing him in the heart of the defence.
Jesus Vallejo is back in action after missing the previous three games due to an injury. Nacho returned to the squad vs Celtic, and has been included in the squad list for tomorrow’s outing as well. Alvaro Odriozola
The midfield is the only department without any turbulence. With multiple options, and constant rotations, Real Madrid are untroubled.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.