Decided: Neustadter delivers latest verdict on completing Arsenal transfer

The 29-year-old Russian player Roman Neustadter has revealed his childhood dream of playing for Arsenal.

This dream which he tagged ‘impossible’ has been his main target before making it as a professional footballer.

His professional football career  started  in 1994 when he played with German Bundesliga side Mainz  05 as a youth player. He was promoted to the senior team in 2006 following a series of impressive show-offs for the youth team.

He was quizzed about a move to Arsenal by Futbol Arena: and he replied as thus:

“I like Arsenal’s football, but it seems impossible to transfer to Arsenal, I think I can say that.”

He moved to Borussia  Monchengladbach in 2009. After playing for three consecutive years, he got an offer which he couldn’t decline from Shalke 04 in 2012.

The versatile player who can comfortably play as a fullback and  defensive midfielder, moved to Fenerbahçe in 2016.

He once played for Brazil in some friendly matches some of which include a goalless draw against Netherlands in 2012; the match against Ecuador which finished by 4 goals to 2 in favour of  Brazil in May 2013.

He switched nationality from Brazil to Russia.

Neustädter made his debut for Russiain a 2–1 friendly loss to Czech Republic on the 1st of June 2016. The ball is now in Wenger’s court to determine if he needs the service of the Russia international.

Arsene Wenger sold Gabriel Paulista and Kierran Gibbs in the summer transfer window, leaving him with fewer option in defence. It is believed that he will sign a defender to fortify his backline but there is no telling the player he wants to sell.


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