With the transfer window finally open, Arsenal can look to strengthen their ranks following an interesting couple of months, to say the least.
After a great summer complete with silverware and Thomas Partey’s long-awaited arrival, everything then went wrong (in the Premier League at least), with some woeful performances, star players out of form, and a complete inability to muster up chances, never mind score them or get wins (and the less said about one particular free transfer, the better).
But now, we’re looking good – back on track with three league wins in a row, climbing up the table, and with plenty of optimism moving forward.
One area that needs to be addressed is in midfield, with more creativity needed – although Emile Smith Rowe has been superb over the past few games, we can’t rely solely on him over the course of the next half-season.
One player currently being heavily linked with the Gunners is Emiliano Buendia, one of Norwich City’s standout players over the past few years.
football.london reported in December that the Argentine is on Arsenal’s transfer shortlist and that Mikel Arteta is a big admirer of the player.
Speculation has increased with the opening of the January window, and one report, from The Independent, claims the Gunners are looking at a potential player-plus-cash deal for Buendia.
Norwich reportedly want £40million for the 24-year-old, while Arsenal are looking to trim their squad – apparently, options like Joe Willock or Reiss Nelson could potentially smooth the challenges posed by any sale.
Buendia is currently contracted to Norwich until 2024 but, according to Spotrac, he’s on just £8,000-a-week – obviously any move to a top club would see that increase manifold, but at least it’s not like we’d be instantly priced out wage-wise.
So, what have Arsenal fans on Twitter made of the speculation? Let’s take a look: