Arsenal target sends a message to the Emirates about landing him

Emiliano Buendia has made it clear that he is only focused on helping Norwich City earn a return to the Premier League at the moment.

The Argentinean has emerged as a target of Arsenal in recent weeks as the Gunners struggle for goals.

They have been linked with moves for several attacking midfielders this season as they continue to look for a way to feed more balls to their attackers.

Buendia was one of Norwich’s best players when they were in the Premier League, and he has continued his fine form for them in the Championship.

They look set for a return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but Arsenal would like to steal the midfielder from them this month.

He has, however, reiterated his commitment to the Canaries once again as he claims that he knows teams want him, but all he wants to do now is to focus and help Norwich get back to the Premier League.

Buendia said in an interview with Radio Residencias in Argentina via The Metro: ‘Yes, I always say it.

‘It is the best league in the world, it is the one that makes the difference at all levels. 

‘Any team makes life difficult for anyone, it is very complicated. Their organisational level is perfect, the stadiums have a lot of history, the conditions for playing football are ideal, there are no excuses. And the players and the teams are the best. 

‘I aspire to the best and work every day to get back to it, either in my team or through a transfer. Returning to the Premier in the short term is a dream. 

‘It is true that there was a lot of talk in the summer, after relegation, about the possibility that both I and other teammates could leave the team to continue in the Premier League.

‘However, I always had my head with the club. I belong to Norwich, I have to do things well for my team. 

‘Tomorrow we will see, but I never had my head outside the objectives, to work so that my club does well. 

‘As this season unfolds, we are doing well and I am very happy to be here. We are in a good position, I am feeling important, I am scoring goals and making assists for my teammates.’

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  1. Grandad says:

    Having seen Norwich on a number of occasions, I feel Buendia is overrated, and would not be the answer to our supposed lack of creativity.He is basically a very decent, tricky wide player but is he better than Saka or Martinelli, I think not.For less money we could acquire ,the likes of Brandt, who is physically strong,technically excellent and very adaptable.He has also amassed 37 full caps for Germany.How many times has Buendia player for Argentina?

    1. ACE says:

      Brandt has the better player CD but
      he isn’t playing regularly for BD atm
      and has that Ozil like tendency to be
      a passenger in far to many games.
      I watch the BL and Brandt, although
      incredibly talented doesn’t possess
      the engine and tenacity needed in
      this current Arsenal first 11. Buendia
      maybe OVERRATED in your eyes but
      his skill set and passion on the pitch
      has never been questioned at NC.

      AFC need more of these type of
      players IMO.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        ACE, I agree the player’s “engine” and consistency, throughout games and game to game, are important in the EPL. There is a reason Brandt is currently on the bench at Borussia Dortmund.

    2. Jax says:

      Looks a bit overweight to me.

  2. Grandad says:

    Not having seen Brandt for some time I am happy to bow to someone who has Ace.That said there is no way I would pay circa 40m for someone who’s international career consists of 3 matches at under 20 level.With this information I would hope you would agree?

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Grandad, Buendia’s buyout is reportedly circa £15 million.
      Also the fact he is not selected for Argentina may be due to the quality of their midfield given Argentina’s world ranking is 7.

  3. Marty says:

    These sort of reports from players are meaningless, he’s hardly likely to come out and say ” Yes I would like to leave Norwich and play in the Premiership ” is he.

  4. Jax says:

    We seem to have found our goal scoring touch…eight in the last three PL is quite a good return, with assists from midfield & both wings. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if we buy nobody at all and just concentrate on getting rid of the unwanted.

  5. Wayne says:

    Buendia has proven his worth in the premier league last season by providing the third most assists, while playing for Norwich city, a very weak team that was relegated. I am sure that Arsenal with better strikers than Norwich city, can bring out the best in Buendia. But again, getting Buendia depends on the incompetent Edu. I just don’t feel Arsenal will get this deal done. Edu poor negotiations skills has failed Arsenal over and over again in the transfer market. Arsenal must sell Mustafi, Sokratis. Chambers and Torriera to raise the funds needed to strengthen the team. If Edu fails this time at his job again, he should be sacked asap period.

  6. Grandad says:

    How much should we consider paying for a guy who is not a full international Wayne?Why has he been overlooked by the Argentine selectors?Stats are of very limited value.As far as I recall a certain Mr. Ozil was high in the stats charts but when the going got tough he was nowhere to be seen.

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