Unai Emery’s plan to turn Arsenal into a terrier, hunting for goals, and easily killing off opponents before the full 90 mins appears to be gradually taking shape, but there’s been a spanner in the works lately.
Attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron is set to join the Gunners in January after Atlanta United reportedly reached an 11.5 million pounds transfer deal for Almiron.
But Atlanta wants Arsenal to sweeten the kitty and is demanding around 25 million pounds as a starting offer for the star.
United have just two games remaining in the MLS season and reports floating about in the US media claim Almiron may have played his last game for the White Stripes after he hobbled off the pitch in their clash against New England Revolution, his side coming off of that encounter by 2-1.
But it wasn’t the big hit he took to his hamstring that made his face wet with tears. Almiron was leaving United, to be replaced by Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martínez.
Nonetheless, president Darren Eales was quoted to have called his proposed move to the Premier League as completely untrue and should be disregarded.
But a January move away from the club to find pastures anew is unavoidable. Arsenal are keen on bringing him on, but issuing a work permit, according to his agent could kill off the whole process.