We are five days into the January transfer window and Arsenal are yet to address the one issue we have had for over three months.
The Gunners are on the market for a new number 10 and we have been linked with plenty of players. Houssem Aouar is still reportedly our number one target but it does look like we have missed that opportunity.
Emiliano Buendia and Julian Brandt are the two others who we have been heavily linked with.
A move for the Norwich City man will be a difficult one due to his £40 million price-tag. (Independent) Brandt, on the other hand, will be available for almost half of that, but he has no Premier League experience and it is likely that he will need some time to settle.
Mikel Arteta and Edu could potentially opt for an experienced option this month so that he would come in and hit the ground running. One player who is capable of having an instant impact is Christian Eriksen.
Inter Live revealed this week that Arsenal are leading the race to sign the Dane, and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Inter Milan are hoping to sell him ‘immediately’.
Eriksen should only be an option on loan
Arsenal have a number of players in the wrong end of their careers on enormous wages. Eriksen will turn 29 next month and although he is a fantastic player, it isn’t wise to bring him in on a long-term contract.
A loan until the end of this season would be the best thing for all parties involved. He will get regular game time and Arsenal will finally have a creative outlet in the team to solve our problems for the next six months.
Labelled as ‘world-class’ by Kasper Schmeichel (EuroSport), Eriksen was one of the best players in the Premier League during his time in England. He would be an incredible player for us if we manage to sign him this month, and bringing him in will also annoy Spurs fans, which is always a good thing.