Interesting Spaniard being lined up to replace Aaron Ramsey? (plus video)

The Spanish media are claiming that we are interested in Joan Jordan of Eibar, who is apparently being lined up as a replacement for the departing Aaron Ramsey.

Marca claims that Arsenal are already preparing to meet the £13 Million release clause in the midfielder’s contract, and as Jordan will enter the last year of his present deal in June we can’t be held to ransom.

But what do we know about him?

Jordan started off playing football at the age of just seven with Palafrugell in the Segona Catalana and gradually worked his way up to the Espanyol youth academy at the age of 17, after that he was promoted to the Espanyol B team, playing 85 games before finally breaking into the senior side, however, he only featured in 12 games over a three year period before being loaned out to Valladolid before signing for Eibar in July 2017.

The 24-year-old has scored 25 goals from 139 professional appearances, which is not too shabby from his position in the middle of the park.

So, that is his basic history and statistics but how good is he? That is subjective, I personally like what I have seen of him but you can decide for yourself by watching the video below.

12 Comments

  1. gotanidea says:

    His stats are not bad for a CM, but I don’t think he is an upgrade for Suarez, Guendouzi and other Arsenal midfielders

    Had Arsenal been serious in increasing their midfield quality, they would have chased Isco

  2. benex says:

    will rather go for coutinho, if we manage to sell ozil & mikhi at least for combine fee of 50m to 60m, add 20m from the original t-funds, they want monreal, n ready to listen to any offer for coutinho. he know epl very well, he will settle in quickly.

    1. gotanidea says:

      He was good at Liverpool, but a flop at Barcelona. I read Barcelona would budge for 80 M, but I feel stylish CAM like Rodriguez, Ozil and him are no longer as effective as before

      I believe Emery is gradually removing the use of no 10, to follow what other top European teams use, the quick 4-3-3. If he still wants a no 10, he had better get the hardworking one, in the mold of Tiago:

      youtube.com/watch?v=Bcky-NNU5X0

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Ozil should have been tried further up as one of a two man double act, like what fans say of Laca and Auba. He could drop back and play as a ten/play-maker at times like Bergkamp used to do, and it wouldn’t be taking numbers out of midfield. 3-5-2 or 4-4-2 depending.

        1. gotanidea says:

          He always drops deep to avoid the pressure from the opponent’s defenders. He likes to avoid shoulder charges, tackles and risky passes/ movements, probably because he is too nice or he doesn’t like physical conflicts

          I also think he could be better in deeper midfield position, perhaps as a mezzala in a 4-3-3 formation. He will find less pressure there and will be protected by the DM

  3. Break-on-through says:

    Hard to really tell by looking at those clips. He didn’t look especially polished, Xhaka’s clips would look much better. However, we may be looking at this player for our squad depth, he’s a cheap version of Xhaka by the looks of him, though we’d need to see more to be sure on what he is. He did use both feet at times, which is good, and he looks strong physically, also good, and I read that he’s the fifth most creative player over there in this season (on chance creation).

    I thought we’d look for another all round player to fill Ramsey’s spot, unless we are hoping to snag Rabiot and are looking at this guy solely to make up the numbers, I don’t like the look of it (going by these clips that’s how I feel because I was expecting more after hearing about him being fifth most creative). Rabiot would be a terrific replacement for Ramsey, he plays in front of opponents though but that’s ok because we look to have the runners these days.

  4. amicus says:

    He doesn’t have swagger

  5. Sue says:

    So it looks like Ramsey will be ok for Monday… Xhaka didn’t train today but UE reckons he should be ok… so good news

  6. John Wick says:

    Not even April yet, and we’ve been linked to about 200 players ? true or not it’s not like we have a say in who the club signs! So it’s pointless saying who the club should sign or shouldn’t sign! Arsenal FC won’t take any notice nor will Unai Emery in what the average fan thinks we need ? sit back and see what happens or doesn’t happen ? hopefully pool smash spurs this weekend, and we hop into 3rd ?

  7. ACE says:

    This acquisition only makes sense if Emery
    sends Suarez back to Barca at the end of his
    loan spell and isn’t able to find any interested
    suitors for Ozil and Miki. It would also make
    transparent that Arsenals rumored £45M
    summer transfer kitty is a little closer to fact
    than fiction.
    Agree with GAI that Coutinho, even @ £80M is
    a waste of money, considering Arsenal could
    sign the likes of Pepe, Lozano, Bailey, MaGuire,
    Tah, Barella, Alaba, Kessie, Rakitic, Umtiti etc
    for less.

    If Raul happened to ask for my opinions on the
    summer window, I would suggest the following.

    Sell:
    Mustafi—-£25M
    El Neny—£10M
    Xhaka—£45M (if serious about moving on
    and the right offer comes in)
    Miki—£20M
    Ospina—£4M
    Jenko—£3M

    Adding Welbeck, Ramsey, Cech and SL to that list
    would result in Arsenal trimming over £800K a
    week from the wage bill and potentially adding
    over £100M to the summer transfer kitty.

    I admit that’s quite a large number of players
    potentially leaving the 1st team but honestly
    how many of them sans maybe Xhaka have
    either consistenly impressed in there time at
    the Emirates or have a real future @ the club?

    With close to £150M to spend this summer AFC
    could easily afford these additions.

    CB—Jonathan Tah (£45M) £100K
    CB—Will Orban ($20M) £75K
    LB— Tierney or Grimaldo (£30M) £75K
    CAM—N’kunku or Suarez (£18-25M) £80M
    CM–Rabiot (FREE) £150K
    Winger— Malcom (£8M 1 year LOAN with option
    to buy. Barca wages
    Goalie—Nick Pope or Sergio Rico £10M £60K

    £138 spent on transfer fees and around £600K
    in weekly wages committed.

    Forwards— Auba/Laca/Nkietah
    Wingers—Kola/Iwobi/Malcolm/Nelson/Suarez
    (N’kunku)
    CAM—Ozil/Suarez(Nkunku)/
    CM—Rabiot/Guendouzi/AMN
    DM—Torreria/Chambers
    LB—Tierney(Grimaldo)/Nacho
    RB—Bellerin/AMN
    CB—Tah/Socratis/Orban/Boss/Holding/Mavro
    *Mavro out on loan when Holding returns from
    injury
    Goalies—Leno/Pope(Rico)

    Send specifically ESR, Saka, Amaechi, Medley, Willock out on loan to the Championship or
    Bundesliga.

    I concede that this amount of summer would definitely deviate from the AFC norm and be
    incredibly ambitious but damn Arsenal would be
    adding some very YOUNG and EXCEPTIONALLY
    TALENTED pieces that would imho immediately result in the Gunners being serious contenders
    on all Championship fronts.

    1. Midkemma says:

      Keep your eye on Martinez, he is having a fantastic loan with Reading, their fans already know he is too good for them. He kept 2 clean sheets in his first 3 games, if i recall correctly. For a relegation team, that was an excellent start, if he keeps up the good work then we have our Cech replacement.

      To be honest, if he keeps up his form then Leno will be having to work hard to keep his spot, please have a look at his twitter and see some of the stuff their fans have said.

      emimartinezz1

      With Emery GK coach… I’m sure Emi will only get better and stronger, this can only be good for us 🙂

    2. Oluwafemi says:

      Wow! This is some real dope analysis. Wishing @ACE handle our transfers from henceforth.

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