Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on a recent edition of the Chronicles of a Gooner podcast about all transfer news regarding Arsenal.
Romano went into lots of detail on various rumours both incomings and outgoings at the Emirates and one player who was mentioned briefly was former Tottenham Hotspur man Christian Eriksen.
According to Tuttosport (as per Daily Mail), the Dane looks set to leave Inter after just one year in Serie A and has been linked with a move to the Gunners despite making over 300 appearances for Spurs.
However, Romano doesn’t think that a move for Eriksen to Arsenal can be ruled out given the current situation.
He said: “For Christian Eriksen, with Inter it’s a total game over; he’s not happy with [Antonio] Conte, Conte is not happy with him; Inter want to sell him or they are also open for a loan.
“That’s why I say never say never – because when you have this kind of quality player on the market, available on loan, it’s really something interesting for many clubs.
“If you are Arsenal, or Manchester United or Tottenham, signing him is a big opportunity. In a transfer window where everything is complicated, signing Eriksen is so easy.
“So, I say pay attention to Eriksen because something can happen. The player would love to be back in the Premier League.”
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TIF Thoughts on Eriksen…
While he was with Spurs, Eriksen scored 69 goals and provided a further 89 assists, so he proved in his time in north London that he was a player who could deliver.
Certainly, Romano is not ruling out the Dane joining the Gunners but although he is an enticing option do they need him with the emergence of Emile Smith Rowe.
The 20-year-old has played in the last five league games and has helped Arsenal remain unbeaten in those games he has played as well as providing three assists, so you could argue that bringing in Eriksen could see Smith Rowe used less, which would be harsh given his impact on the team.
There is no question that Eriksen has proven that he can do it in the Premier League, but we are not sure his potential arrival would help Smith Rowe’s development.