Arsenal were expected to be busy during the current transfer window, but except for their single signing of Basel defensive midfielder, Mohamed Elneny, no other signings have been made. As the transfer window heads into its last 10 days, Gunners shouldn’t expect too much, as according to TalkSport, Arsene Wenger has hinted there will be no further signings.
‘You will certainly have some work to do in the next ten days, not especially with Arsenal but with other clubs,’ said Wenger.
‘We are always open to an exceptional opportunity we can take for the long-term. But I expect our last ten days to be quiet at the moment.’
That said, reports continue to develop linking Arsenal to yet another player. Goncalo Guedes, Benfica’s winger, who is rumoured to be the next, ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ is said to be the next Arsenal signing. Arsene Wenger previously revealed how Arsenal missed-out on world-class players in the past, and might not want to miss out on signing the 19-year-old, if indeed he is the next ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’.
Gunners had almost signed the likes of Angel di Maria, Cristiano Ronaldo, Christian Poulsen, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. All of these players could have been Arsenal greats but alas, that hasn’t happened. Hence, before Guedes becomes another player on the list, Wenger might want to make a move for him in the current window.
The winger has already represented Portugal on international level, making two appearances for his country. He has scored three goals in the 21 league games for Aguias, and is currently being scouted by Arsenal, according to Telegraph. Guedes, is left-footed which will only be an advantage for the Gunners, who has a right-foot domination when it comes to their attacking line-up.
There are no reports over how much the Portugal international is going to cost, and according to Sun, there is no answer over the exact valuation of the Portuguese youngster.
This might be just another rumour in the mill, but Wenger has also hinted on a new signing if it is ‘exceptional’ enough and the next ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’ might be worth a shot.