Arsenal transfer pursuit of Marcus Rashford SLAMMED by ex-Chelsea striker who says Man Utd ace is 'not clinical'

MARCUS RASHFORD is not clinical enough to lead the line for Arsenal, according to former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino.

The Red Devils forward is reportedly being eyed up by the Gunners as they look for a new star forward.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his Arsenal contract ripped up in January as he was allowed to move to Barcelona.

And both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah look set to depart at the end of the season when their contracts expire.

This would leave Mikel Arteta dreadfully short in the centre forward area.

But while Rashford has been linked with a move to the Emirates, Cascarino does not feel he is the right fit.


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Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: "It’s a terrific club but I’m not sure if Marcus is a solution to Arsenal because Marcus is not clinical.

"He doesn’t particularly lead the line well and that’s one of the two traits you need if you’re going to play on an Arteta team."

He added: "Lacazette keeps the ball, moves it and the little intricate touches that he does enables Martinelli, Saka, then Smith-Rowe, they can all play together.

"They can all play in little triangles and I don’t think that’s Marcus’s strength. Marcus is running behind players.

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“You need a centre forward who’s gonna face the play, you can’t be running away from it if they want to build.

"They’ve got intricate players who use neat and tidy passes to each other, so I don’t quite see it.

"He’s had times of showing what he’s capable of and I’ve always felt he’s better coming in off the left. He looks more dangerous

"To be a natural striker… you have to be very, very clinical. You have to punish.

"If you’re going to a club like Arsenal and they’re looking to progress and be a Champions League team you have to be clinical in front of goal."

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Reports emerged earlier this month stating that Rashford was considering his future at Old Trafford.

He has scored just five goals in 26 appearances for Man Utd this season and Gareth Southgate recently dropped him for the March friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

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