The transfer season is in full swing now and it is time for Arsenal to start making moves and be noticed. One such deal that would be great for Arsenal is the signing of Aston Villa winger, Stewart Downing. Downing has been linked with a whole host of clubs this summer, mainly Liverpool and Spurs. But Arsenal seems the more likely destination for the England winger as we can offer him Champions League football.
Downing is at a cross roads in his career (so he says) and he needs to make a decision. He can not stay at Aston Villa much longer as it is a team going no where. They do not even have a manager right now. And since they are selling Ashley Young, their squad is not going to be able to challenge for top honours next season.
With Nasri and Fabregas’ futures not certain at Arsenal, Wenger has to start planning for potential replacements and Downing could be one of them. Villa would be asking for about £17million for Downing. Do you think that is worth it for him and is he the kind of player Arsenal needs to be signing now?