KEY POINTS

  • Arsenal could beef up its midfield by loaning Georginio Wijnaldum in January
  • PSG is expected to put a steep price tag on Wijnaldum
  • Wijnaldum wants more playing time on the field

Georginio Wijnaldum had hoped to get things going with Paris Saint-Germain, but it went the opposite direction.

After moving from Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer, he has hardly been given playing time at Parc des Princes. He started in only seven games in Ligue 1 and half of the Champions League group-stage games.

It appears that a plausible recourse for the 31-year-old midfielder is to be loaned out, and one team that could make sense for him is Arsenal.

With the January transfer window coming up, there is a possibility that the Dutch midfielder could end up moving to the Emirates Stadium on loan, Sky Sports reported.

Considering he has hardly been utilized by Mauricio Pochettino, Wijnaldum could get more time on the field under the watch of Mikel Arteta.

The problem is that even if PSG is willing to loan out the former Liverpool standout, it will not come cheap.

PSG is reportedly listening to loan offers for Wijnaldum, but the bounty for his services is a bit steep. He is being paid £165,000 ($218,000) a week, and there is no telling if the Gunners would be open to spending that much on the Dutch footballer.

For Arsenal, it would be worth considering that Wijnaldum is no stranger to the English Premier League style of play.

Considering the Gunners need to beef up their midfield, acquiring the Dutch player would give Arteta a much-needed boost.

The Gunners are trying to make do with the situations of Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Albert Sambi Lokonga.

A loan move may not be the permanent solution the Gunners would need but could work out especially if Wijnaldum flourishes.

The case of Martin Odegaard is a clear example, someone who arrived at Arsenal only in January.

Other teams could look into the case of the Dutch footballer. What is clear at this point is that he is unhappy and is hoping to get better chances of playing on the field.

"I was really looking forward to the new step and then this happens. It is very difficult," Wijnaldum stated.

Georginio Wijnaldum Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum is set to make his Liverpool debut after joining from relegated Newcastle United. Photo: Getty Images