Whilst watching the evening game on Saturday, one stand out player came onto my scouting radar.
The Danish midfielder was integral to everything good Brentford did Saturday and has been in fantastic form since the West London side signed him in January.
Brentford only gave him a 6 month deal following his cardiac arrest at last summers European Championship.
He has shown in the handful of games he has played that he still has a lot to offer.
At 30-years-old, Eriksen would be a departure from Arsenal’s recent transfer policy of buying youth. But that should not put Edu off.
Eriksen would be available on a free transfer and would unlikely command huge wages. We wouldn’t therefore be tying up lots of money in him.
The Dane would also fit perfectly into Arsenal’s current system.
Mikel Arteta’s system that has seen Arsenal climb into 4th place is about having Ken defensive midfielder in Thomas Partey and then Granit Xhaka and Martin Odergaard playing in tandem further forward.
Eriksen would give Arteta a more attacking option over Xhaka and would also provide cover for both the Swiss man and Norwegian.
Considering Eriksen health problems, his playing time would need to be managed. Being the cover and competition for Xhaka and Odergaard could be ideal for him.
Likewise with Arsenal 99% certain of getting European football, we need more squad depth.
There is also Eriksen’s character.
He is a humble lad, settled in London with his family and a leader. He would fit in nicely with the current squad make-up and provide a senior role mode to our young, hungry stars.
Eriksen to Arsenal? Yes please.