Arsenal add £32m Spanish midfielder to January wish-list

There is no secret that Mikel Arteta and Edu have got an another midfielder as Arsenal’s Number One target, and having failed to procure Houssem Aouar in the summer, they are surely going to going all out for an alternative in January.

Although there are hints that Aouar could still be possible, I for one doubt it as Lyon have been very clear that he won’t leave before the summer, but also Norwich City’s Emi Buendia and the former Tottenham man Christian Eriksen have been mentioned, and as they both have Premier League experience they could both settle quickly.

Now, according to the Sun, Mikel Arteta has identified the Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan as another possibility, and the report says Sevilla have put a £55million buy-out clause on him but Sevilla are ready to listen to offers of around £32m, which seems reasonable if he will fit into Arteta’s tactical style.

The 26 year-old only arrived at Sevilla 18 months ago and made his name helping the club to winning the Europa League, scoring 4 goals in the process. One worry is that he has only scored twice in La Liga, but obviously Arteta thinks he could fit in at Arsenal…

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12 Comments

  1. Neil says:

    Underwhelming

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    If Arteta has identified him as being good for Arsenal, than it must be so. Also there are rumours of Arsenal trying for Diego Costa of AM to join us.

    1. Mouser says:

      Wasn’t he part of the team that identified runarson

  3. Unge says:

    I doubt Arteta will have 32M to spend.Not in these COVID times.Except is he gets to sell someone,but agains whom can he sell that can raise that amount?Slim chance

  4. Thabani Gumbo says:

    If true, arsenal is becoming an old people’s home

    1. jon fox says:

      Thabani, No, not “is becoming”, but “is already”!

  5. Thomo says:

    Buy out clause of £55 m but would except £32m .lool

  6. George Sekati says:

    Diego Costa? It doesn’t look like we have learnt our lesson from signing pensionets who fade immediately after signing. Arteta has enough youth talent he hasn’t tried. At this rate he will never be able to form combination players. He wants every player on the market. He need to identify his problems. A striker is definitely not one of his problems. Supply to the strikers is his problem and Diego Costa won’t fill that role. It is quite clear that Arteta is out of his depth.

  7. Phil says:

    Interesting we are looking at Diego Costa, another ex Chav. Trust me when I say this simply will not happen. I would rather Balogun is given well overdue game time than another aging player who has done nothing since Holding had him in his back pocket at Wembley in 2017z

  8. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    Just watched a highlight reel of Joan Jordan, which can be problematic at the best of times due to their usually skewed perspective, but this was the most boring and uninspiring 11 minutes of my life…he does everything we don’t like about Ceballos, Guendo and Xhaka, yet is older than the first two…in fact if Joan has a lawyer on retainer he should sue the maker of this reel for visceral slander…spinning like a top then passing sideways and backwards appears to be his MO…only once did he provide service vertically up the pitch and even that required very little skill considering the horribly inept defending by the opposing team…if this is really who Arteta wants I would seriously question both his ability to identify talent and his plans for the future…I can only hope this is more baseless rumour mill fodder, but I’m really worried because why would they just randomly pump this guys tires

  9. Kay says:

    EMI Buendia instead. The guy is joy to watch, excellent work rate, hard worker that never gives up, excellent vision and sweet passes, great stamina, wonderful foot works. I’ve watched his games not YouTube videos. This was how I cried about Jack Grelish before he became too expensive to get.

  10. Sid says:

    Buendia is available for 15 million, I think. And this guy looks more like a copy of the spanish boxer than Cazorla. At 32 million, he will just be a waste of money for us.

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