It’s in Europe’s elite competition where the Uruguayan has become a household name and that’s where he will want to continue. Arsenal may not have to battle with Newcastle’s riches for the signature of Nunez this summer.
But their own internal battle in trying to secure a top-four finish may well determine whether they have a chance of giving Nunez what he wants. The Gunners already missed out on Dusan Vlahovic in the January window as their preferred replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Nunez appears to be Plan B for Arsenal, but failure to qualify for the Champions League for another season may well force them to look further down their list of options.