We ‘signed’ Emi Buendia for Arsenal in January with incredible results

Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia is being heavily linked with a move to Arsenal this month, with the Argentine showcasing some great form in the Championship so far this season.

The creative midfielder has scored seven goals and registered six assists for the Canaries in the 2020/21 season so far, playing a key role in City’s impressive campaign, as Daniel Farke’s side currently sit at the top of the league table and one of the favourites for promotion.

Amid all the transfer speculation, understands that Buendia is high up on Arsenal’s list of targets, but the club are yet to make a formal approach in regards to looking to secure a deal for his signature.

With neither Willian or Nicolas Pepe convincing for the Gunners on the right side of attack, Buendia would offer a creative option in that position, with the Argentine also capable of playing as a number ten.

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So, what if Arsenal did manage to pull off the signing of Buendia in the January transfer window? And, what kind of impact could he have at the club?

To have a bit of fun and try to predict the future, we used the newly-released Football Manager 2021 to see what could happen.

We ‘signed’ Emi Buendia for Arsenal in January 2021

To set up this simulation, we used the Football Manager 2021 editor to arrange for Norwich City midfielder Emi Buendia to join Arsenal in the January 2021 transfer window, using the newly-released FM21 to run our simulation.

The Football Manager database currently contains data on more than 800,000 individuals and 45,000 active clubs, with data sourced from their international on the ground scouting network which numbers roughly 1,000 people, among their ranks are some who are involved in football in professional capacities, including scouts and coaches.

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