Arsenal legend and World cup winner Emmanuel Petit has advised Gini Wijnaldum to make a return back to England as he feels out of place in France, he also thinks Bruno Guimaraes has not convinced him enough that he can perform up to standards at the highest level.
Georginio Wijnaldum who joined PSG from Liverpool in the summer of 2021 has struggled to hit the standards expected from him and has been continually linked to Arsenal as the North London club are looking to strengthen their Midfield if they are to qualify for European football next season.
The Premier league winner speaking to bookmarkers.co.uk said ‘You have no idea how much talk there is in France in the last two months surrounding Georginio Wijnaldum,’
‘When he scored two goals against RB Salzburg in the Champions League last November, I was at the stadium that night and I thought it could be the perfect game for him to properly start his season with Paris Saint-Germain.
‘But he is struggling and he is quite isolated in the PSG dressing room. He doesn’t have the relationship with his teammates that he had when he was with Liverpool.
‘He seems to be missing that kind of affection, and the competition is very high at PSG. We all know the quality that Wijnaldum possesses, he was a top player at Liverpool, so maybe a return to the Premier League could be something good for him.’
When questioned about Arsenal’s interest in Lyon’s Midfielder Bruno Guimaraes he said
On Arsenal’s interest in Guimaraes, Premier League and World Cup winner Petit added: ‘Bruno Guimaraes is a very talented player. He is a physical guy with very good technique, vison and mentality.
‘But Arsenal have been targeting players in the midfield position for the last ten years and so many of them have come to the club only to leave again after two years.
‘So they need to be very, very careful about the profile of the players they look for. I believe Guimaraes could be something good for Arsenal, just like his teammate at Lyon, Lucas Paqueta – who is a very good player as well.’
‘But I still don’t know what both of them can do at the highest level. I know they have the quality to play at that level, but to do it week after week, I’ll have to be convinced they can do it.’
Arsenal spent the most on transfers of all English club last season and the former Monaco star still believes they have to spend more to continue their improvements and comeback as he also believes they have to call back some of their Midfielders on loan
Arsenal have to go into this transfer window, but they can’t be patient as the market is closed in three weeks’ time and there is so much speculation surrounding players coming to the club,’
‘But Arsenal need to get some new faces because of players missing due to the African Cup Of Nations, Covid and injuries. They are especially short in midfield actually.
‘Then you think about the players in the midfield area who have been out on loan recently, they need to get some of them back. Matteo Guendouzi is one of those and he’s performing really well with Marseille recently.’
Arsenal will take on Liverpool on the 13th of January as they look to secure a spot in the league cup finals.