Norwich City are keen to sign Arsenal centre-back Ignasi Miquel, according to Sky Sports News.
The Spaniard, a former captain of the Gunners’ under-21 side, spent last season on loan with Leicester City in the Championship and is believed to be weighing up his options with first team chances few and far between at the Emirates.
Educated at Barcelona’s La Masia academy where he developed a tidy left peg as well as lustrous latino locks, Miquel moved to North London in 2008 and made his debut in January 2011 in the FA Cup against Leyton Orient.
He’s not without experience, scoring against Coventry in a 6-1 League Cup rout a couple of years, playing in that manic 7-5 win over Reading and making appearances in the Premier League and Champions League.
Despite being down to the bare bones in the centre of defence the fact that Calum Chambers has jumped ahead of Miquel in the pecking order suggests he’ll will be allowed to leave in the next few days should Wenger find a suitable replacement. He’s in the last year of his contract so a permanent, rather than loan, move seems more likely.
A technically astute player, Arseblog News has always felt Miquel lacks the imposing physique needed to cope with the rough and tumble of the Premier League. Perhaps we’re wrong, best of luck to him if he does move on. Seems like a nice chap…and like we said, good hair too.