Arsenal move on from Buendia transfer fail and target soon-to-be free agent as Martin Odegaard alternative

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Arsenal have reportedly already refocused themselves after missing out on the transfer to Emi Buendia, as they’ve earmarked an established European star as a potential alternative to Martin Odegaard.

James Benge, now of CBS Sports, took to social media to state that the Villains made a more ‘enticing’ offer to Norwich for Buendia, whilst the West Midlands outfit shared a ‘clear vision’ with the attacker.

Benge added that the Gunners remain keen on Martin Odegaard, who impressed on loan, but their hopes rest on the decision of the new Real Madrid coaching staff and president Florentino Perez.

Mikel Arteta’s side aren’t solely relying on the Odegaard situation to work in their favour though as Benge reports that the North London outfit are keen on AC Milan playmaker Hakan Calhanoglu.

Benge notes that the Turkish star is someone that has been ‘broached internally’ by the club and he’d be a potential bargain as the 27-year-old’s contract expires this summer.

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Calhanoglu is also a target for rivals Manchester United, per the Express, so this may be an option that the Gunners have to act quickly on – and ideally they’d make steps before the Euros start.

The free-kick master joined Milan in the summer of 2017 and has made 172 appearances for the club, contributing a total of 80 goals for the San Siro outfit.

Calhanoglu started 37 of his 43 appearances across all competitions for the Rossoneri this season, seeing the majority of his action in a No.10 role, chipping in with an impressive nine goals and 12 assists.

The Turkey international boasts experience with top European clubs in Milan and Bayer Leverkusen, plus he’s just 27 years old so could be a really attractive option that can develop further for Mikel Arteta.

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  1. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, this joker is ready for the impatient, stupidity of Gooners who think they’re better than they are. Can you say Gervinho and Eduardo? Relegation looms!

  2. The problem that we @ Arsenal have is being indecisive in our dealings! I’m sad that we missed Buendia thru our lack of focus. Look at what is happening now with Odegaard, the manager(Anceloti) has stated that he’s going nowhere but still we’re like still hoping to sign him!! Why? Are we short of options?! I liken our case to a hyena who follow a swinging hand with the hope that it will drop. I mean, leave him and persue other targets with the speed that it deserves. I’m surprised that of all the teams, with due respect, Aston villa can snatch a player from down our nose!! This is how low we’ve become. Its redyklaous for sure. Wake up my Arsenal!!Wake up.

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