Arsenal aren’t planning to make a move for Juan Cuadrado in the January window, according to reports.
Cuadrado said last week that he hadn’t considered leaving Juventus over the summer, and I wrote at the time about how I didn’t expect Arsenal to make a move, even if the Colombian was keen, given Arsenal clearly felt sufficiently stocked in attack to loan out Lucas Perez, Joel Campbell, Takuma Asano and Stephy Mavididi.
Now Calciomercato report exactly the same thing – that according to Sky Sports and Guardian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal never really wanted to sign Cuadrado. The article claims that Wenger never made a bid to sign the Colombian, so if there was any truth to reports of interest from the Gunners, it never went further than an enquiry.
Cuadrado has made a strong start to the season, scoring once and assisting three times in just five league matches. Those three assists came in each of his last three games in Serie A, so he’s putting a run together right now.
Still, I feel that he’d have to be doing even more than that for Arsenal and Arsène Wenger to change their minds and put in a big bid for someone who will be 30 in May.