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Buendia one of many who will snub Arsenal  says, Pundit



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Arsenal will continue to struggle to attract top signings like Emiliano Buendia unless manager Mikel Arteta removes a big ego problem, says football expert.

The Gunners face a crucial summer transfer window after eighth place finish in the Premier League last season.

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However, business has not gone as planned.  Former Norwich striker Emiliano Buendia was one of the main targets but has joined Aston Villa in a club-record contract.

But, according to Frank McAvennie, the presence of egotistical players at Emirates Stadium is a bigger problem.

Emiliano Buendia

Arsenal missed out in their bid to sign Emiliano Buendia ( Photo by Getty Images)

Furthermore, he added that Arsenal will fight in the transfer market until the problem is resolved.

“Arsenal have never been that much of an attractive option to me,” former Celtic and West Ham man McAvennie told Football insider.

“They have too many duds. They have a lot of players who think they are better than they actually are.

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“Half of their team is like that. They all think they are superstars and they aren’t. Really, they aren’t even close.

“They don’t play together, they aren’t really a team. The gap is getting further between them and those top clubs.

“Why would a decent player want to join that?”

Arsenal are looking to seal the deal for Real Madrid loanee Martin Odegaard, having made him their top target. but his parent club look unlikely to sell this summer

Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin are among Arsenal’s players on their way out of the Emirates.

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