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Arsenal Complete £5.8m Hidden Gem Signing: Wenger Snaps Up Striker On Pre-Contract Deal

Reports suggest that the Gunners boss is set to bring talented forward to the Emirates Stadium.

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A report in South America is claiming Arsenal have completed a pre-contract agreement with Anderlecht striker Matias Suarez.

Respected journalist Javier Perez, who writes for Pasion De Multitudes, is reporting the details of the agreement after holding a phone conversation with the player, who was in Turkey for a winter training camp with his club colleagues.

French publication L’Equipe have also ran the story, claiming a deal is in place for the 23-year-old forward, who can also play on the wing, to join the Gunners at the end of the season.

“The deal will not be officially announced until later on in the season, as there are still a few bits and pieces that need to be ironed out,” wrote Perez on his blog.

“Arsenal wanted him to move during the January transfer window, but will be happy to have reached a compromise that sees them securing a player they have admired and watched many times last year.”

Perez goes on to claim that the transfer fee is in the region of €7 million, short of Anderlecht’s original €10 million valuation they had in place for the player.

SOURCE: Give Me Football

This may well prove to be a very good bit of business. Those in the know are of the opinion that Matias Suarez is something of a hidden gem and Arsene Wenger appears to have sealed a deal to sign the Argentine striker who won the Belgian Golden Boot award for 2011 after being voted the player of the year following a great run of form at Anderlecht.

The adaptable attacker can play in a wide role or as an orthodox striker and he may well add a new dimension to the Gunners attack whilst offering Robin Van Persie adequate goal-scoring support, a role that seemingly Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh have failed to impress in.

Wenger is known for scouting lesser known talent and getting the most of players who then become household names and the French manager will hope that Suarez will make his mark at the North London club.

Of course this is all assuming that talk of such a deal is indeed in place and the growing speculation around the move would appear to suggest that the 23 year old Cordoba born forward is indeed on his way to becoming a Gunners signing next summer.

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