Should Arsenal sign this ex-Liverpool star as emergency cover in January?

Arsenal can sign former Liverpool star in January 

According to SkySports, former Liverpool man Georginio Wijnaldum will be open to a move back to the Premier League, with Arsenal being one of the options. 

The Gunners are in dire need of midfield reinforcements. At the moment they have Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Mohamed Elneny on their books. 

However, Partey has struggled to have a major impact in the team since his arrival from Spain last year. Xhaka has shown interest of moving on from North London. 

Whereas Lokonga is still young and Elneny is set to see out his current contract. Finally, Maitland-Niles is, at best, a bench warmer who could come on late in matches. 

There is a feeling among the fans that signing an upgrade should be on the club’s high priority list.  

Last summer, the North London outfit looked at various options. But Xhaka ended up staying, thus bringing in a fresh body at the center of the park made little sense. 

In Wijnaldum, Mikel Arteta will have a proven Premier League player at his disposal. The Dutch international made 217 Premier League appearances, scoring 27 goals, and assisting 16 times. 

The only problem Arsenal might have is his wage demands and match sharpness. The 31-year-old still hasn’t established himself as a starter in Paris. 

While he’s currently pocketing £165,000, which can turn out to be a bit of a problem to the London side, who want to reduce their annual wage bill. 

But if they believe he’s worth every penny of it then obviously they should push for a move. In the end, everyone knows what Wijnaldum is capable of. 

Yash Bisht 

Tags Georginio Wijnaldum

7 Comments

  1. PJ-SA says:

    Players are not the problem anymore, it’s the system and tactics being used.

    Get a real manager and give him a year with this squad, then he can decide what really needs upgrading.

    1. dgr8xt says:

      Very sensible comment

  2. Grandad says:

    Wijnaldum is still a skilled ,athletic box to box midfielder who is a mainstay of the Dutch national side. Even at 31 he would bring pace and energy to our midfield , and with Partey and Elneny absent on AFCON duties a short term loan would seem ideal for all concerned.

    1. PJ-SA says:

      Partey is also a skilled ,athletic box to box midfielder….but he’s played as a DM.

      1. Grandad says:

        Correct, but what point are you trying to make? Yet another dig at our Manager when more constructive comments are appropriate concerning a player who was an integral part of a very successful Liverpool team.Perhaps you could forget your hostility towards our Manager and respond to the subject of the article.We are fully aware of the shortcomings of Arteta but is it too much to ask you to put this aside, for once?

  3. Reggie says:

    We are not the old peoples retirement home. Lets stop talking about money grabbing mercenaries ready for retirement.

  4. Wayne says:

    Should we no longer trust the process or are reverting of being the Dump yard for these old players that have passed their best and are just looking for a pension contract? I would prefer to go down with young talents, because most of these experience players don’t care about anything and will only block the opportunities that the youngsters need to develop. Plus, they are not leaders. Just looking at the recent photos of Aubameyang face,and I am wondering if he on some kind of medication/ drug. I can’t believe that he’s run down so quickly. Wijnaldum is not good enough for PSG, why should he be better for Arsenal. Why are can’t Arsenal look to buy Yves Bissouma or Boubacar Kamara instead. Any new addition to Arsenal must be younger quality players than those pensioners.

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