Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Linked With Colombian Midfielder

By on January 18, 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 Colombian midfielder.

Now that Theo Walcott has signed his new contract, it’s time for Arsene Wenger to start concentrating on bringing in some new faces before the transfer window closes at the end of the month. One player he’s keeping a close eye on is Napoli midfielder Juan Zuniga, according to the Daily Express.

The report claims Wenger is looking to strengthen his midfield this month with an ‘enforcer’ who can compliment the talents of Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta, and Zuniga is understood to be under consideration.

Arsenal’s reported interest came as no surprise to the 27-year-old’s agent, Riccardo Calleri, who confirmed there is interest in his client from England and Spain.

“Arsenal interested? We know very well that English and Spanish teams at the highest level are interested and are looking at Zuniga.

“But I think it is normal, as is the case with [Edinson] Cavani, it also happens to my client.

“The Colombian is attractive to many teams because he is versatile, can play more advanced, more defensive and could be of great use to a lot of clubs.” Calleri is quoted as saying by the Express

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The Colombian has been a huge hit at Napoli since moving from Sienna in 2009 and has clocked up 90 appearances for the club so far. He’s a versatile midfielder who can play on either wing and can also operate in defence, so he’d certainly provide the boss with plenty of options if he does make the move to north London.

I’ve been calling for Arsene to bring in a defensive midfielder this month but i’m not sure Zuniga is our best bet. Personally, I’d prefer either Yann M’Vila or Etienne Capoue but let’s see what the boss brings us in the coming weeks.

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


  1. skins

    January 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    BIG strong and a complete wall covering our defence.

  2. Mr jayeola felix

    January 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    As 4 me i dnt like M’villa stye of play,i prefer Zuniga or Etienne actually i haven’t seen d 2 guys stye of play 2 know how they capable on dat role tnx

  3. davi

    January 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Does Zuniga even play DM for Napoli? I thought he was their left wing back, although I know he can play other positions. I’d have thought he might be considered a winger and cover for the fullback positions?

  4. don west

    January 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    we dn’t nid him, i prefer luiz gustavo more than him!

  5. sitonik victor

    January 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    you better be quick enough please becaùse we need a competent squad!we still need a goal scorer who is shaper of which i prefer michu other than cavani because of the price problem,just do what it takes so that arsenal can regain its glory!we are down as fans because of the unfulfilled promises so try your best!

  6. sitonik victor

    January 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    is there away i can join your academy?please i need your help!my email account is sitonik victor

  7. Dkfresh

    January 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Mr. Wenger! Walcot has signed. Hop we wil b dancin soon b’cos of d new faces we wil see.

  8. dikibo tamunomiebaka

    January 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    we need yann m ‘villa make d 4 haktev. So we can get to d big 4

  9. Ademola

    January 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t want to know who is joining us @ emirate, my concern is Wenger (BABA) to bring in some faces to compliment Theo’s efort.

  10. okikiolabisi

    January 18, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    We need new face ad give coqenin a payin time pls.

  11. shittu kayode

    January 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Zuniga and a striker, not cavani will do

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  13. Randy

    January 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

    We’ve just given 100k a week to theo who held us to ransom all summer and winter who missed 6 easy chances against Swansea know we’re fed lies that new faces are coming please let’s not see mvilla at QPR cause that will be another player who comes back to haunt eg mata hazard all because wenger slow on his heels to sign the big stars I love Aresnal but we have no leaders in ate team only wilshere if he doesn’t buy no more champions league

  14. Austine okechukwu chimeziri

    January 19, 2013 at 8:26 am

    We need a solid dm in person of m’villa or etienne,we also need a cd in person of mbiwa,and a supa finisher like(1)lloriente(2)cavani or huntelaar.3 out dis options eg m’villa,mbiwa,cavani.wit dis addition gunners can gun down any team in d world.

  15. may7heaven

    January 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Of all you guys who are calling for us to sign M‘Villa, how many have actually seen him play recently? I live in France and watch him regularly. He’s far from the player he was 18 months ago. His development has gone backwards. I can only think that it’s PV4 syndrome. Patrick Vieira was a great player for us and we’ve never really replaced him but M‘Villa’s not the player to do that.

  16. Folarin deringhton taiwo

    January 19, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Mr. Arsene, don’t play pranks,we gunnerserous re fed up of dis delaying tactis.i beg be active or leave the post b’cos u’ve let us down.

  17. Ambangile from dar es salaam,tanzania.

    January 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    As long as diaby is fit no dm signing this window as usual. wenger,stan kreonke, and team board shane on you!

  18. Tom

    January 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    he wont buy any more midfielders whilst diaby is fit. he has no reason to buy a ‘midfield enforcer’ when we have coq and frimpong. he will buy a striker to give us an alternative attacking play, and cover us should giroud become injured. he also realised gervinhos season is essentially over as he will be useless after ACON so will probly go for someone to cover the striker/winger role. then will probably buy another utility defender.

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