Kevin Campbell has urged the London giants to sign Emiliano Buendia and says the Norwich City attacker would be ‘perfect’ for the Gunners. Arsenal have expressed interest in signing the 24-year-old winger, who has emerged as the Canaries best footballer since joining the club from Getafe in 2018.
Mikel Arteta is said to be hoping to add another creative footballer to his squad, with the Spanish coach unwilling to offer a lifeline to Mesut Ozil, who looks set to leave either this month or in the summer. Emiliano has emerged as a possible target for Gunners and ex-Arsenal player Campbell believes he would be a ‘very clever signing’ for Mikel.
‘I think he would be a very clever signing,’ Campbell said. ‘I like him. He has the qualities that Mikel Arteta is looking for in a player. Not only can he pick a pass, but he can also score and he works hard. He has that energy which has been missing from the team for long periods of this season.’
‘I think there are some really good players in the Championship and Buendia is one of them. He would fit what Arteta wants to do perfectly. I know Norwich will be desperate to keep him but this is Arsenal and business is business. I am sure Buendia would want to join Arsenal, that is for sure.’
Championship club are desperate to hold onto the Argentine attacker and could demand as much as £40m for the winger. Arsenal beat Newcastle United 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday and face Crystal Palace on Thursday evening.