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Arsenal Planning To Reignite Their Interest In Norwich City Playmaker: Good Option For Arteta?

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In a recent report, Eurosport has revealed that Arsenal are planning to reignite their interest in Norwich City playmaker Emiliano Buendia at the end of this campaign. It has been reported that the Gunners are expected to launch a move to bring the Argentine wide player to North London during the summer transfer window (via Eurosport).

Buendia’s Excellent Form At Norfolk This Season

Buendia has caught the eye with his impressive performances at Carrow Road this season, as he has been quite productive in the final third. The former Getafe attacker has participated in 31 matches for the Canaries this term, registering ten goals and 12 assists in multiple competitions.

The 24-year-old has given a good account of himself at both ends of the field. Buendia is averaging 2.1 tackles, 1.0 interceptions, 1.5 clearances, 2.9 shots, 3.4 key passes and 1.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in the EFL Championship. He has also distributed the ball relatively well from the right flank after making 78.1% of his attempted passes in the English second division (stats via whoscored).

The Mar del Plata-born wide player has established himself as one of the best players in the Championship. Still, only time will tell whether he can maintain his high standards in the Premier League, where he has previously struggled to find consistency with the Canaries.

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What Will The Argentine Playmaker Add To Mikel Arteta’s Team?

Buendia is a moderately paced winger who has worked hard to help his teammates out defensively this season. He is a good tackler and can earn possession back for his team. Plus, he can also make up a lot of ground to clear the danger when called into action.

However, what makes the Argentine sensation such a promising player is his ability to score and set up some important goals in the attacking third. He has been quite consistent in terms of his overall productivity in front of the opponent’s goal. However, there are some concerns over whether he can perform at such a high level if he joins a top club like Arsenal during the summer transfer period.

Is Buendia A Good Option For The Gunners This Summer?

This season, Buendia has been playing some of the best football of his young career. He has taken great strides towards improving his productivity, so Mikel Arteta should think about taking a gamble on the Argentine attacker as he could add a lot of goals and assists to his wing department at the Emirates Stadium.

At 24, Buendia is a player on the rise, so the Gunners boss can expect to get the best out of him if he can find a way to get a deal done for the player at the end of this season. All in all, the Norwich star is maturing into a top talent and would be a decent option for the North London giants to consider ahead of the new campaign.

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