The Great Free Transfer Arsenal Should Complete: Carles Puyol

A soon to be out of contract player who could be a very wise addition to the Gunners squad.

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Barcelona have shown very little respect for our great club in their dogged and annoying pursuit of their former youth team player and current Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and with that in mind a move for one of their soon to be out of contract stars would be an intelligent signing and as well as a big ‘up yours’ to the Catalan side for good measure.

31 year old centre back Carles Puyol has of course done it all in his decade plus at the heart of the Barcelona defence but recent rumours have suggested that he may well be looking for a new challenge and that his boss Pepe Guardiola is looking to younger alternatives to the shaggy haired defender.

Arsene obviously has a policy of short term contracts for players over 30, a policy that I agree with, and I am sure that if Wenger approached Puyol about coming to the Emirates on a yearly rolling contract then he would surely consider it.

A move to the Premier League may well appeal to a player who has played his entire career in Spain and of course he may be able to collect a pretty penny given that we wouldn’t have to spend a single penny on his move from the Nou Camp. Its a deal that could also help the younger players in our set-up who could learn a lot from the veteran.

He may look like an ungainly player, but his determined attitude and direct approach has led him to winning major honours that include a pair of Champions League winners medals, something the rest of our squad would dearly love to experience.

Carles Puyol is a potentially great free transfer who could be of great benefit to the club as a whole.

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