Arsenal target Carrasco banned from training in China

The Belgium winger has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners this summer and now looks set to be on the way out of China.

Arsenal target Yannick Carrasco has been suspended from Dalian Yifang training and imposed with a fine as speculation over his future intensifies. The Chinese Super League club have cited his recent behaviour as the reasoning behind the ban.

They issued a notice to suspend the 25-year-old, while also ordering him to pay fines for his behaviour within the next three days. It comes after heavy speculation linking Carrasco with a move to Arsenal, the club he had been previously linked with before opting to move to Dalian Yifang in February 2018.

The Belgian joined Monaco from Genk in 2010, before spending three years at Atletico Madrid under Diego Simeone, during which he scored the equalising goal in the 2016 Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid.

Simeone’s side went on to lose the match on penalties in a match where Carrasco became the first Belgian to score in a European Cup final.

After much speculation surrounding his future in the January 2018 transfer window – where Arsenal came close to securing his services – Carrasco and his team-mate Nicolas Gaitan made the switch to Dalian Yifang.

Unai Emery’s side are favourites to land the winger, a move which may have turned Carrasco’s head, with the Belgian accused of failing to apply himself in training.