Villa threat could see Arsenal hasten signing of 24-year-old attacking midfielder

Arsenal could hasten the signing of Emiliano Buendia as they attempt to beat Aston Villa to his signature.

The Argentinean has just been named the best player in the Championship after helping Norwich bounce straight back into the Premier League following their relegation last season.

The Gunners want to sign an attacking midfielder when this transfer window reopens.

They had Martin Odegaard on loan for the second half of the just-concluded campaign, but the Norwegian has returned to Real Madrid.

He remains their number one priority signing, but it is unclear if Madrid would allow him to leave or keep him after his fine loan spell at the Emirates.

Buendia is Arsenal’s first choice alternative to the Norwegian, but they are facing competition from Aston Villa for his signature.

The Telegraph says Villa wants to finish their summer transfer businesses early and this means they will move for Buendia soon.

Considering that, the report says Arsenal could also hasten their bid to sign him so they don’t miss out to the Villans.

Buendia scored 15 goals and provided 17 assists for the Canaries in the Championship this season.

He was also one of their best players in the Premier League in 2019/2020 and will similarly play a key role for them if he doesn’t move.

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15 Comments

  1. Marty says:

    It would be good if we could get our transfer buisness sorted early rather than scrabbling around for players just before the window closes.

  2. PJ-SA says:

    The fact that Villa is a genuine rival for a signing we want tells you all you need to know about where Arsenal are.

    I’m pretty sure we were promised, early and effective business in the transfer window regardless of opposition.

    1. siamois says:

      Exactly!

  3. jon fox says:

    I am not keen to get ODEGAARD BACK IN OUR SHIRT. HE HAS SKILL FOR SURE BUT HIS OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS IN OUR SHIRT WAS DISTINCTLY MODEST.

    I am not that struck on Buedia either, at the fee mentioned. At half that price, then perhaps, but not otherwise.

    WE HAVE TO MAKE A VERY LITTLE MONEY GO A LONG WAY THIS SUMMER AND £40 MILL WOULD BE WAY TOO MUCH. REALITY!!!

    I THINK WE MAY WELL LAND HIM, but it will be far lower than what Norwich are asking, IMO

    1. Tolu says:

      Not keen on Ødegaard either. Reminiscent of Wenger’s neat and tidy players without character and fear factor. Not keen on those. But who would you rather have if not Buendia?

      1. MrLucky says:

        You mean the days when we always played Champions League? No, you’re right. Who would want that?

  4. Loose Cannon says:

    we were promised to compete against the Bayern Munichs of football , here we are competing with Villa for a championship player!Thank you Wenger and Gazdis

    1. Meaner says:

      No wonder u r called a loose cannon. Without wenger, arsenal were probably in mid table for the past 20 years. Get a farking life

    2. siamois says:

      First of all i believe the comment was made in all sincerity!i know that AW has been a great visionary but even he couldn’t have predicted that billionnaires oligarchs..would start buying the biggest British clubs.

  5. Wyoming says:

    After a decade of massive spending on overpaid mediocre players Arsenal needs to be a lot smarter. Wanting 40m for a second tier player who cost Norwich 2mill is clearly ridiculous. Only an idiot club would pay such money unless they are selling a big player..perhaps Villa are selling Grealish. Arsenal can simply say because we already have ESR Niles Guendouzie and Willock we offer you 3 mill and Kolasinac. Take it or leave it.

    1. ACE says:

      I must have forgotten the time
      in their illustrious careers when
      AMN, Willock and Guendouzi were
      anything but bang average at best
      players.

      Buendia may not be good enough
      in your and most Arsenal fans eyes
      but slighting the Norwich star
      while singing the praises of the
      three you mentioned is laughable.

      Personally I wouldn’t shed a solitary
      tear it MA shipped all of them out
      the door this summer.

      1. Tolu says:

        Correct. Arsenal fans tend to overate our players. Most arsenal fans think Saka is the best player at arsenal but he wouldn’t get gametime in the top six.

        1. Accurate says:

          Like seriously it so pathetic when u see some arsenal fans belittle what they have…
          Tell me those big 6 u are referring to are they not
          City
          Man u
          Liverpool
          Chelsea
          Leicester
          Westham
          For saka to shined and show so much class in this mediocre arsenal team I think he deserve to be applaud….
          We all said tuchel has done some great work to Chelsea team since he took over yet their highest scorer is jogiho with 7 penalty, the like havert,pulisic,Werner and co failed to turnup and if u are doubting u can check his start to them
          And u telling me he can’t get into Leicester team where they have only rejuvenated ehanacho or westham that don’t have any outstanding players…. Put him in man u, city or Liverpool team and see how is gonna perform…….
          Or u are telling me greenwood or foden will be having same run of form in this season arsenal team..
          U better appreciate what u have

      2. Trudeau says:

        Scoring eight goals in eight games qualifies as a “bang average” time in his career? Are you confusing Joe with his brothers?

  6. Peter Ikatwa says:

    If Stons want him then take Hossein. Auor from lion and Bissauma

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