Carrasco slams current club amid Gunners interest

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Yannick Carrasco's row with Chinese club Dalian Yifang has escalated - further fuelling talk he will eventually join Arsenal.

Yannick Carrasco’s row with Chinese club Dalian Yifang has escalated – further fuelling talk he will eventually join Arsenal.

The Belgium international has been suspended by Dalian and been ordered to apologise to his teammates after missing their recent trip to Hebei China Fortune.

The 25-year-old, who was in action for Belgium in last week’s 3-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win over Scotland, claimed he was unable to make it to Hebei in time for the fixture and has now hit out at the way he perceives he’s been treated on social media.

Carrasco posted on Twitter: ‘The attitude of some club’s leaders and team-mates towards me is incomprehensible to me given my commitment and performance with the team so far.

‘The team needs me and I want to help the team.

This problem needs to be solved.

‘ It remains to be seen how the situation plays out but Arsenal boss Unai Emery is very keen on signing the winger this summer and the former Atletico Madrid man’s comments could be seen by some as an attempt to force a move away from China, while he openly admitted in a recent interview he was keen to return to Europe to resume his career soon.

Carrasco left Atletico, along with Nicolas Gaitan, to join Dalian in February 2018 on a four-year deal and he’s done well for the Super League side, scoring seven goals this season.

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