• Gini Wijnaldum has not been a regular starter at Paris Saint-Germain
  • Wijnaldum could consider leaving PSG for Arsenal but not in the current transfer window, a report said
  • A Liverpool ambassador suggested another English Premier League club could also be interested in the Dutch player

Arsenal may have just become a potential landing spot of an English Premier League legend sizing up a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.

In recent weeks, Arsenal has been regularly linked to PSG’s Gini Wijnaldum, a Liverpool all-time great who joined the Parisians this past summer.

The Dutchman hasn’t been able to pick up where he left off at PSG and may fancy a return to English football via a switch to “one of his favorite clubs”—Arsenal, according to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol.

“The information we’ve had is that the player [Wijnaldum] would be open to returning to the Premier League,” Solhekol said. “He just wants to play.”

“About Arsenal and Gini Wijnaldum, I’ve been told Arsenal are one of his favorite clubs – when he was growing up, he was an Arsenal supporter,” he continued. “I think he would be more than happy to play for Arsenal one day.”

Solhekol clarified that the information he obtained doesn’t say that Wijnaldum’s possible move to Arsenal would come to fruition in the current transfer window.

“I’m not saying it’s going to happen this month,” the journalist stressed. “But [Arsenal], they are definitely a club who are close to his heart.”

Reds icon and Liverpool ambassador Ian Rush also weighed in on the situation of his fellow former Anfield star.

According to Rush, due to the fact that PSG failed to utilize Wijnaldum and vice versa, a move to Arsenal would be a smart one. However, he also speculated that Newcastle United could step in and pounce on the 31-year-old given it has money to splurge on signings.

“He’s not playing regularly in Paris, but he’d definitely get more game time at Arsenal,” Rush told “They could use a bit of experience to complement what is already a good but young side.”

“They could face some competition from Gini’s old club Newcastle though, who have a new-found wealth, and a lot of football decisions come down to money these days,” he pointed out. “If he does end up going back to Newcastle, you’d have to assume he’s only going there for financial reasons because they look like they’ll be playing Championship football next season.”

To date, Wijnaldum has only started 14 times in his 24 games for PSG across all competitions, a tally evidently far from his last season with Liverpool.

Though Liverpool has not been mentioned a lot in recent talks about Wijnaldum, the club’s boss Jurgen Klopp previously expressed his admiration of the midfielder during the latter's departure, branding Wijnaldum “a manager’s dream” player.

Jurgen Klopp, Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum
Liverpool manager Jugen Klopp with Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino Reuters