Arsenal could reignite their interest in unsettled Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, understands.
The Belgian international only made the move to Old Trafford this season after impressing at previous club Everton, but the departure of manager David Moyes, who made the same move earlier in the summer, could now have signalled the end of his career at the club. Fellaini has not lived up to expectations since moving to United, with his 27million price tag now looking like money poorly spent, though Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger seemingly remains a fan of his.
The 26-year-old was also a target for the Gunners prior to his move to Manchester, and Arsenal may now be willing to offer him an escape route from the club after reports that they would be ready to let him leave as part of their rebuilding process this summer. Fellaini seems unlikely to be in the plans of the next United manager, widely expected to be Louis van Gaal, and could jump at the chance to get back to a club playing in the Champions League next season after United’s dismal form has seen them miss out.
The commanding midfielder will be eager to prove his critics wrong and get his career back on track next season, and a move to the Emirates Stadium could show that he was simply the victim of difficult circumstances at United, who have been poor as a team all season since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.