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Top Arsenal target ‘could be on the market’: time to make a move?

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Juan MataA lot of the consternation and panic concerning Arsenal has now died down, following three convincing victories on the trot.

Yes, the Gunners were dreadful during their opening day defeat to Aston Villa, but so was their luck and some of the refereeing decisions that were made.

Whether or not Arsene Wenger’s side deserved a 3-1 stuffing, the team already seems to have regained its confidence. Whilst Fenerbache and Fulham didn’t exactly put up a lot of fight, they were brushed aside with consummate ease.

But with the end of the transfer window drawing near, I can only hope that Arsenal’s recent form doesn’t prevent Arsene Wenger from reaching back into the transfer market and bringing in some ‘special talents’.

After all, there are much more trying battles ahead for the Gunners. With a big game coming up against Tottenham, you can only hope that Wenger chooses to round out his squad.

This brings me to Juan Mata, who I’d argue qualifies as a ‘special talent’. According to The Mirror, Wenger is still a fan of the Spanish ace, who is apparently on the market this summer.

They base those claims on the following quotes: Well, yes. I like him [Mata]. I have heard like you, because I watched the game last night [the United-Chelsea game, where Mata was an unused substitute], that Juan Mata could be on the market. I don’t know… there is anyway a reluctance in England to sell to each other.”

There were also rumours that Mata’s father and agent, Juan Senior watched Arsenal’s Tuesday night victory over Fenerbache from the Emirates directors’ box. When asked about it, Wenger responded: “No. I don’t know. Maybe.”

How cryptic. Perhaps there’s something to all these Mata rumours after all? After being one of the Premier League’s stand-out players last season, he doesn’t look set to make too big an impact at Stamford Bridge this year. So maybe it’s time for the Spanish midfielder to leapfrog across London?

Arsenal already have Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere in their midfield, but adding a player like Juan Mata to their roster won’t exactly hurt their chances of silverware this season. He’s among the best midfielders in world football and is exactly the kind of player the Gunners should be chasing.

So let’s hope Arsene Wenger can tie up a deal… before it’s too late!

What’s your take? Should the Gunners go in for Juan Mata?

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