Honda has been stuck at Russian side CSKA Moscow for far too long. However, his contract will end this January and that is something top clubs will be noticing.
For now, the Japan star is rated around 12 million Euros and AC Milan tried hard to hire his services but in the end failed.
This means that a top quality star will be available for free in the winter transfer window and will weigh options before choosing his new club.
Arsenal and Liverpool are considered as the main contenders to land him.
A lot may depend on their league position and form in January. On the other hand Honda will be looking get straight into the starting lineup of his new team.
Honda is naturally an attack minded player, but is also utilized as a deep lying playmaker. Arsenal already have one in the form of Arteta but the Japanese star can surely add to the quality of the squad.
Wenger loves to sign free transfers and hence he should jump onto the opportunity of signing such a quality player for free.
Honda has clearly stated that he will be leaving CSKA Moscow and Russia in the upcoming transfer window and Gunners should leave their habit of not acting fast in the window.
They will have to act quickly in the opening week of January to somehow lure the versatile star.
Milan and Liverpool are likely to give Arsenal tough time in securing this deal.
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