Arsenal target Buendia 'accepts he must wait until summer' to leave

Arsenal target Emiliano Buendia ‘accepts he must wait until summer’ to clinch a move to the Emirates with Norwich wanting £40m to part ways with their star man this month

  • Emiliano Buendia has been key to Norwich’s excellent first half of the season
  • Canaries are top of the Championship as they eye instant Premier League return
  • Daniel Farke’s side are ready to rule out any Buendia exit this month
  • Norwich boss says there would be ‘no sense’ in the Argentine leaving in January

Arsenal look set into being forced to wait until the summer for the chance to land Norwich star Emiliano Buendia.

Buendia has been a key player in the attack for the Canaries this term who currently top the Championship at the half-way point of the season and are in good shape to book an instant promotion back to the top flight following relegation last season.

The 24-year-old has scored seven goal from 20 Championship appearances this term, while also providing seven assists.

Emiliano Buendia has starred in the Championship for Norwich City this season

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is on the look out for another creative player to add to his attack

But according to Goal, the Canaries’ valuation of £40million for the Argentine has put the Gunners off making a move this month although they are likely to plan a swoop in the summer.

Norwich’s valuation is a reflection of not wanting to do any business in a season that could see them return to the riches of the top flight. 

The report claims that while Buendia is in favour of a move to the Emirates Stadium, he is ready to accept staying at Carrow Road until at least the end of the season.

Canaries boss Daniel Farke has also insisted that Buendia stays with the club, calling a move to the Emirates this month senseless. 

Buendia has seven goals across his 20 Championship appearances this season

But manager Daniel Farke insists there is ‘no sense’ in the Argentine moving on this month

‘He is a proper team-mate, concentrated in the training sessions and the last game,’ Farke said this week.

‘He is absolutely happy and knows he has a coach and team-mates who want him to be successful and love him.

‘Arsenal are one of the best clubs in this country and also Europe. But it makes no sense to have a move in January.’

Arsenal’s negotiation status has been weakened, with many clubs knowing that Mikel Arteta is desperate for some creative back-up for youngster Emile Smith-Rowe, with Mesut Ozil finalising a free transfer to Fenerbahce.  

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