Arsenal’s chase of a number 10 has seen the options reduced down to Martin Odegaard and Emiliano Buendia.
However, who will come out on top on the club’s search for a creative threat? The Real Madrid man or the Norwich City attacker?
Fresh claims from AS are reporting the Gunners are willing to offer Los Blancos a ‘good deal’ in their bid to sign the ace.
Reports over the last few months have also claimed that the Spanish giants will demand fee close to £40m for the Norwegian. It begs the question, has the 22-year-old warranted such a steep fee?
Meanwhile, the Gunners are said to have opened talks with the Norfolk outfit over a move for the attacking midfielder.
When you analyse his performances alongside the Canaries man, there’s only one winner and that’s the South American.
Buendia’s career in England is no doubt a boost for him when comparing the two players. He’s also played in the Premier League, performing fairly well for a Norwich side, who were eventually relegated.
The Argentina international registered eight assists and created more chances than Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. He was one of Daniel Farke’s shining light during a campaign of struggle.
Meanwhile, Odegaard has proven fairly decent, but, nothing more during what has been a struggling time.
The Norway international managed to score in back-to-back games for the Gunners early on in his career. But, he failed to create chances on a regular basis, registering just two assists during his 15 appearances in the top-flight.
The midfielder also proves to be pretty slow on the ball in the final third, slowing down play on numerous occasions.
Buendia’s prolonged career in England gives him a huge edge over the Real Madrid starlet. His years of having adapted to the English game means he’d slot right into the Arsenal team.
Meanwhile, Odegaard has initially struggled to life in the capital. He may well improve, but paying £40m for a player like that proves incredibly risky and should not be considered the right move.