Mikel Arteta actually improved the Arsenal squad throughout the summer season switch window, giving it a correct overhaul with a view to push for a top-four spot this season.
High quality arrivals akin to Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko definitely improved their beginning XI, whereas the Spaniard managed to get rid of some deadwood akin to Bernd Leno and Konstantinos Mavropanos.
These choices appear to have labored wonders, with Arsenal presently sitting prime of the Premier League desk.
It may need been even higher, with Edu lacking out on bringing a gifted younger La Liga star to England.
Edu have to be red-faced
Arsenal had been linked with a transfer for Yeremy Pino throughout the latter levels of the summer season, with a price of round £42.2m wanting prefer it could be sufficient to persuade Villarreal to promote, particularly resulting from their present monetary state of affairs.
The 19-year-old has already made 85 appearances for the La Liga aspect, scoring 15 objectives within the course of and his type has attracted the likes of Arsenal.
The membership had been linked with a number of right-wingers throughout the switch window, with Pedro Neto from Wolves being a key goal, nonetheless, Edu have to be regretting not stumping up the money for Pino when he had the prospect.
This season, Pino is second within the Villarreal squad with huge probabilities created (three), second for profitable dribbles per match (1.7), and sixth for objective contributions (one).
With Presenter and pundit Jack Collins describing Pino because the “actual deal” again in August, Arteta and co might have simply missed their finest alternative to convey the participant to London for a discount worth.
The Spaniard would slot into the Arsenal frontline with ease, along with his versatility including some actual depth to the Arsenal assault and he may need taken them to the following stage.
Will Arteta signal Pino?
Pino has worldwide expertise with Spain, profitable 4 caps and even scoring in opposition to Iceland in March, in addition to having Champions League expertise along with his membership, reaching the semi-finals final season.
At such a younger age, his rising maturity is one thing that Arteta would have liked at Arsenal and it might have been a match made in heaven. With January quick approaching, might the 40-year-old launch a shock bid? Solely time will inform.