Report claims former Liverpool man is heading to Arsenal

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Georginio Wijnaldum in this January transfer window.

The Dutchman left Liverpool for PSG in the summer after winning the Premier League and the Champions League with them.

He has struggled to stay relevant in Paris and that could force him to ask for a move away.

Arsenal is now eyeing a January loan move for the former Newcastle man, according to Todofichajes.

The report claims the Gunners want the 31-year-old to move to London this month as a cover for Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey who have both left for AFCON.

Arsenal and their French counterpart are now discussing a temporary transfer until the end of the season claims the same report.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Wijnaldum was one of the finest midfielders in England when he was at Liverpool.

He starred for them in their run to winning the Champions League and the Premier League.

The midfielder would bring a winning mindset and important experience to the Arsenal dressing room.

However, joining as cover for the absent players might suggest he will no longer be a starter when the absent players return and he wouldn’t want that.

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15 Comments

  1. I think he would be a very sensible short term solution.Since he moved , the Liverpool midfield has not functioned effectively imo.In fact that is where they fall short of the standards set by Man City.

    1. Agree it would be a shrewd signing. A loan for Jovic as well with option to buy would be a good window imo. Two players – one veteran who has been there, done that in the PL and one seriously hyped youngster with a point to prove.

      No long term commitments and keep powder dry for summer.

      1. Box to Box midfielder FF. Predominately plays on left side of the DM.Still a first choice for Holland and still very fit.

        1. Thanks Grandad, maybe then, Partey was box to box at Athletico I think but hasn’t really shown that for us, with Ode now further advanced Partey seems to be playing a deeper role and not getting forward too often and that appears to be working for the team, never been sure what Xhaka is in that regard so as you say Wijnaldum could be helpful right now

          Checked his goal output though, not too impressive playing in a team like Liverpool who score for fun, he got more at Newcastle when he was there, maybe because there were less goalscorers there in general

    1. True. Xaka is too disorganised in his mentality. It’s so funny how often he gets nervous and just gets the team in a mess after a brillianr performance. He should be sold in the summer

  2. He is better than Elneny and Xhaka so he will surely start. #1 is not so old for disciplined footballers, look at Fernandinho at city for instance.

  3. @31, he still has a lot to offer, there are a lot of older players in almost every EPL team,
    We need Wijnaldum

  4. If this is to be a short term loan, then I am not against it.

    I would be less happy if we bought at the end of the season though.

  5. THIS is one rumour that I think has legs! It would be an astute loan, or even a buy on short term contract, for not too much money. Still a top player and he works hard too.

  6. This would be a great deal if done. Wijnaldum is a fantastic player, great defensively, reads the game well and has a winning mentality. Coupled with all this would be his experience in the PL.

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