If there’s one thing Arsenal are lacking at the moment, it’s creativity. 16 Premier League goals in 16 games is not a good record for a club aiming to be among the best teams in the country, but it hasn’t really been our attackers’ fault.
Yes, Aubameyang hasn’t looked like his usual self, yes, Willian has been a shocking signing, and yes, Alexandre Lacazette – despite his recent good run – could’ve scored a few more than he has.
However, it has been the midfield that has been letting Arsenal down. Our strikers have barely had any service up until the game against Chelsea. A creative attacker is an absolute necessity and here are three players who we think are realistic options for Arteta and Edu.
The former Tottenham man has had a torrid year at Inter Milan. Corriere dello Sport claimed in November that Arsenal are interested in Eriksen, and the rumours have been gaining pace since.
The Dane is a fantastic player and has proven his class in the Premier League. A loan deal seems the likeliest option at this point and that would favour Arsenal. Besides solving our problems in attack, signing Eriksen will also annoy a number of Spurs fans, and that is always a good thing.
Football London claimed last month that Mikel Arteta is a big admirer of the Norwich City man. Buendia was one of the Canaries’ best players in the Premier League last season, and his numbers in the top-flight show exactly why.
He created 3.3 chances per 90 minutes in the top-flight last term; only Kevin de Bruyne managed more (Football London). If he can replicate that with better players around him at Arsenal, all our problems will be solved, but Norwich will not make it easy for us this month.
This is looking like our most realistic option at the moment. AS claimed this week that Arteta wants to sign Isco on loan in the January window. The Spaniard prefers to stay in La Liga, but Real Madrid would rather ship him overseas.
Isco is a fantastic player. If he can find his feet again, he would solve all of our issues with respect to creativity. He is desperate to leave Real Madrid as well which should help our cause. If Arteta needs any convincing regarding the playmaker, a quick call to Isco’s former teammate Santi Cazorla should do the trick.