Arsenal are making attempts to sign Olympiakos winger Felipe Pardo in the New Year, the Daily Star understands.
Pardo was constantly a thorn in the flesh of Arsenal defenders during the Greek side’s 3-2 victory over the Gunners in a Champions League group stage tie earlier in the season, with the Colombian bagging a goal and providing an assist for another.
Pardo scored a 90th minute goal against Dinamo Zagreb in the last Champions League match:
The Star cites Spanish source Fichajes who explains that Arsenal boss Arséne Wenger was so impressed with the winger that he now wants him in his side in order to bolster the attack, as they chase the Premier League title this term. The Gunners are currently second in the Premier League level on points with leaders Manchester City.
Pardo, 25, has notched three goals in four games in the Champions League this term and would certainly add depth to the Arsenal squad who are chasing the title they won last since 2004.
With his side currently depleted with injuries to about 8 senior players including Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wenger is looking to have many options available to him – having failed to sign a single outfield player in the summer.
After the international break, Wenger takes his charges to the Hawthorns for a tricky trip to face Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion and, the Frenchman will be keen to see his side return to winning ways after the 1-1 draw with arch-rivals Tottenham and the 5-1 battering at the hands of Bayern Munich.