Norwich City attacking midfielder Emiliano Buendia would be a “very clever signing” for Arsenal this month, according to Kevin Campbell.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker is adamant that the 24-year-old, who would fit “perfectly” into Mikel Arteta’s side, would be keen on a move to the Emirates.

Fabrizio Romano revealed in an interview with Give Me Sport this week that the London club were “in contact” with the Argentinian attacker’s agent regarding a move.

Buendia has been one of the Championship’s standout performers this season, his 19 appearances in the league yielding seven goals and seven assists.

Norwich boss Daniel Farke is determined to keep hold of his star player, who still has three-and-a-half years remaining on his contract, beyond the January window.

When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome the arrival of Buendia at the Emirates, Campbell said: “I think he would be a very clever signing.

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“I like him. He has the qualities that Mikel Arteta is looking for in a player. Not only can he pick a pass, he can score and he works hard. He has that energy which has been missing from the team for long periods of this season.

“I think there is some really good players in the Championship and Buendia is one of them. He would fit what Arteta wants to do perfectly.

“I know Norwich will be desperate to keep him but this is Arsenal and business is business. I am sure Buendia would want to join Arsenal, that is for sure.” 

In other news, a big update on Eddie Nketiah’s future is revealed as Mikel Arteta looks to revamp his squad.