Arsenal urged to make a move for impressive midfielder

Ex-Norwich and England goalkeeper Robert Green has admitted that the time may have come for Emi Buendia to leave the Canaries.

Arsenal has become strongly linked with a move for him this summer after his fine campaign for Norwich in the Championship.

The Gunners have been watching him since the 2019/2020 season when Norwich was in the EPL before getting relegated.

They have continued to monitor him and now look set to make him the replacement for Martin Odegaard.

Odegaard spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid.

He has returned to the Spanish side and Arsenal might struggle to sign him again, especially if their next manager wants him as a part of his plans.

Buendia has now emerged as a replacement for the Norway captain and Green thinks while it’s hard to see your best player leave, this might be the best time for the midfielder to change clubs.

‘He’s the best player in the Championship. He’s improved and has an edge. But without that edge I don’t think you get the same player,’ Green told the Mirror

‘It’s a tough one (the transfer), because I see it from the player’s perspective.  

‘And if ever there’s a time to go it’s when you’re playing really well and you’re confident. He’s just been called into the Argentina team too, so it points in certain directions I guess.

‘I’m sure the Norwich fans will be saying ‘well we’re back in the Premier League so we need him to help us’.

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  1. like certain aspects of his game, but don’t like paying the Championship transfer premium that has become quite commonplace in recent times…the only real positive is that if we were to actually make a push for this player and pay over the prevailing market value, it would likely mean that a tactical change was in the offing, which would be greatly appreciated…I just can’t see him playing along side Partey in our slow-moving 4-2-3-1 and I can’t imagine him supplanting ESR in the starting 11…could be wrong though, as it’s become increasingly difficult to rely on one’s common sense when it comes to things Arsenal-related

  2. I really rate Buendia. He is highly mobile, great at going forwards, controls the midfield, sees passes and even tracks back and tackles really well. He is not a sideways player. I don’t think he will hold ESR back at all and would help ESR up his game, it’s good to have genuine quality players around you. It would not be fair to rely on ESR, he still needs to develop into the great player he will become.

    1. True but in a season or two onwards, either ESR or Buendia will leave for regular football

  3. Arsenal should improve to goalkeeper center defender and mildefild.we love Arsenal but we are not pleased so next season we hope to be very good.

  4. We wont buy Buendia to play him In the midfield. We will play number 10 or right wing, rotating with both Saka and ESR. Pepe has earnt the Lw position however he could be rested with ESR on the left and Buendia central. This signing makes sense as he is highly effective in two attacking positions and doesnt halter the development of our younger players.

    1. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him end up in midfield though, seems to have a lot of qualities that would be valuable there.
      Signing him seems to make sense as he could cover a lot of positions and take the pressure from some of the younger players

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