Arsenal love a good signing from La Liga, and Nolito could be the next in line for the big move to the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger is fully aware of how good an opportunity his side have to win the league and it looks as though this January window could be a turning point in the season for so many clubs across Europe.
Whether Wenger wants to add goals, defensive security or just depth to his squad, he needs to be active in the remainder of this season if he hopes to compete on all three fronts for the rest of this campaign.
Poor form from all of the other title favourites at the start of the season has seen Arsenal emerge as the favourites for the trophy, but cannot relax too much with Leicester leading the race at the moment.
Here are FIVE reasons that the Gunners should sign Nolito this window…
Even from the left-wing, Nolito regularly provides goals for his team, Celta Vigo, and he would add to Alexis Sanchez’s ability to pick goals up from wide areas.
The Spaniard averages 3.5 shots per game and will often work the keeper.
Oxlade-Chamberlain’s development has been quite a disappointment throughout his time at Arsenal so far and if, as many suspect, his future lies in central midfield, the Gunners will need Nolito to provide another wing option.
Arsene Wenger clearly doesn’t have long until he retires and it must be time for him to start making short-term investments in players like Nolito to make sure he can win his final Premier League title.
Much like Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie knowing he wouldn’t get more than 2 or 3 seasons from him, Wenger should do the same with Nolito.
Everyone knows that Arsenal have the money there and it would be foolish for the club to not invest this in the squad when they are so close to that elusive league title.
Experience is always crucial in the second half of the season and Nolito, at 29, provides plenty of that.
Although he might not have been in a similar situation himself before, the wise head may help to keep some of the young players’ feet on the ground.