How good was Santi Cazorla before that injury? The little wizard was one of the most exciting players in the Premier League for a short while, but Unai Emery could have found just the man to finally replace him.
Real Betis’ Cardiff City loanee Victor Camarasa has been linked to Spurs, Everton, West Ham and Leicester by Marca (via HITC), but Arsenal should be swopping in for the creative midfielder. He’s an Arsenal player down to a tee and Emery could do with another creative spark.
With Mesut Ozil simply not energetic enough to fit the Emery system, they need a man to supply their electric forwards, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Believe it or not, with that in mind, Camarasa could even be the difference between a title challenge or another late-Wenger-era, average Gunners side.
He’s played 26 times for Cardiff this season, scoring five and assisting three times, which is a good tally considering his club could be heading for the drop. He loves driving forward to set up his frontmen and even has a tasty right foot on him too, making him a wonderful foil for the club’s vibrant attackers.
Indeed, this is the type of signing that would take Arsenal to the next level. Fairly cheap and understated but someone to make the little difference to make what already is a decent team that little bit better. They’re the margins.
With Arsenal’s tight budget, they can’t go spending too much in summer, but Emery still needs a batch of new players to implement his style and add depth to challenge on all four fronts. The Spanish 24-year-old is only rated at £5.4m on Transfermarkt, so he fits the mould financially too.
With the report stating Betis are interested in brokering a deal for his departure, the stars are aligning for someone to snap up this talent. Emery should make sure it’s the Gunners or they could fall short of expectation and talent next season.
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