Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger To Make Late Move For Barcelona Starlet

By on January 25, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Arsenal are linked with a Barcelona youngster.

Some interesting news this morning Gooners with the Daily Express reporting that Arsenal may look to bring Barcelona starlet Isaac Cuenca in on loan for the rest of the season.

The report claims boss Arsene Wenger has been a keen admirer of the 21-year-old’s for some time and has shown an interest in bringing him to north London in the past. However, any potential move was scuppered when Cuenca picked up a serious knee injury last season and he’s only recently returned to full fitness.

The Express claim Barcelona want the winger to go out on loan this month in order to get some first team football under his belt to aid his recovery with the paper suggesting Wenger is set to make a late move to bring him to the Emirates before the window shuts next week.

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I’ve seen quite a bit of Cuenca and he looks to be a real talent. His injury halted his progress but if we could get him in on loan it would be a good piece of business. He would fit in well with our system and could play on either the left or right, so would give us a new option on the wings.

However, I don’t see a winger as the priority this month. We need a defensive midfielder, striker and utility defender far more in my opinion. So I’d prefer Arsene to be concentrating on those positions during the final days of the window, then move for Cuenca if he still has time.

Who would you like Arsenal to sign this month? Get involved in the comments section below.

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9 Comments

  1. Tom

    January 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I think a winger is EXACTLY what Wenger should be focusing on. At the moment, the only people capable of playing out wide with any conviction are Walcott, Ox-C and Podolski – and even Podolski probably isn’t quite quick enough. Gervinho is awful and Ramsey is NOT a winger. You need pace out there and more goals – just like when Pires and Ljundberg or Overmars played and weighed in with numerous goals and assists. With more pace and more threats going forwards, the pressure will come off the defence more. Works for Barca!

    • Ebenezer

      January 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I agree with the commentary above, honestly. Arsenal surely need the services of a holding midfielder in the mould of Song to stabilize the middle of pack. Also, a top striker that is worth his onus. Maybe a good defender (either defensive midfielder or full defender).

  2. sanity

    January 25, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Arsenal always being linked with players Isaac Cuenca is an average talent and arsenal can only buy him to make the bench since they have a slim bench for now.

  3. okikiolabisi

    January 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Arsenal need 3 players DF.´MF&ATMF up arsenal.

  4. Goona

    January 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

    We can transfer gossip all we like but if Wenger doesn’t wake up from his sleep
    all our chatter will be in vain. sigh!

  5. true gooner

    January 25, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Sanity there is nothing average about Cuenca its win win 4 Arsenal – they can decide whether to buy him later on or not & may help us get Villa now or in the summer – we stil need Jovetic. If we do really get Hummels then we r on the right track. Then Fellaini would b the last part to the jigsaw maybe in the summer.

    Get behind your team COYG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Panditlord

    January 25, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Stop dreaming guys. Wenger in this morning press confrence, rejected having contact with any player or agent. And he said as usual ” we ve to solve our problems 4rm the inside” that is to say no signings guyz. But i hope d prof proves me wrong. ARSENAL FOR LIFE

  7. andy mottley

    January 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Arsene never buys any players cos he is t
    tight

  8. aunh

    January 26, 2013 at 3:43 am

    we think Winger should buy the experienced players because of his defence,the worst one in the premier league clubs

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