Sutton: Emi Buendia should say no to Arsenal
Chris Sutton has suggested that Emi Buendia should turn down Arsenal and see out the season with Norwich City.
The 24-year-old joined Norwich ahead of their 2018/19 Championship promotion season. He played a pivotal role as they went up. He was also one of their shining lights last season as they were relegated back down to the second tier.
Buendia has 16 goals and 32 assists from his 99 appearances for the Canaries. His performances have seen him linked with a move to Arsenal this month.
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It has been reported that Mikel Arteta has identified Buendia as a key target who can add more creativity to his side.
Speaking to the BBC, as cited by the Eastern Daily Press, Sutton insisted that Buendia “owes it to Norwich” to finish the season with them:
“I would think the fact that Norwich showed great loyalty and faith in him [would convince him to stay]. I think he was playing in a Spanish second division team. They have made him.
“They have turned him into the player and given him the profile which he has now. Extremely talented player. All I have to say is that he has to see this season through. He owes it to Norwich City.
“If I was in his shoes, I would see it through. I would get Norwich back to the Premier League then I would say ‘thank you very much, Norwich City, you have been great for me and I have been great for you.’. And then I’d go on way and everybody is happy.
“I have seen the figure £15 million bandied about. That’s insulting. Why would Norwich sell a player who would be such an integral part of getting them promoted?”