Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Arsenal Could Swoop For Atletico Madrid Star Arda Turan

  on December 29 2012 9:25 AM
Arsenal Transfer Rumours: Arsenal Could Swoop For Atletico Madrid Star Arda Turan

Arsenal could target Atletico Madrid star Arda Turan for a January transfer.  According to various reports, the Gunners could already be attempting to engineer a deal for the Turkey international.

Insidespanishfootball.com has reported that terms may have already been reached. While thisisfutbol.com suggests that a deal could be confirmed if Arsenal meet Turan's £20 million release clause.

Given their inconsistent form this season, the Gunners could be willing to make that investment. They could capitalise on the precarious financial state of Spanish football's top flight.

If they are prepared to pay the hefty asking price, Arsenal would be getting an ideal player to suit their style. Turan is versatile and creative and possesses the kind of skill and flair the Gunners are currently lacking.

As a nominal winger, Turan is quick and intelligent enough to switch positions and vary his runs off the ball. He is a crafty passer and operates more as an attacking midfielder, rather than a traditional winger.

Arsenal certainly need a more creative player in the wide positions. Their current 4-2-3-1 formation relies on width.

However, manager Arsene Wenger's style of play demands fluidity and technique in attack. Turan is capable of providing both in abundance.

At 25, he is the right age for the kind of squad Wenger is trying to construct. Wenger still wants a young team, but has been prepared to include some more veteran talents in recent seasons.

Securing Turan's signature would represent a minor coup for the Gunners boss, with his squad short on quality.