Brilliant Emiliano Buendia’s superb strike against Barnsley explains why Arsenal are tracking him – but Norwich boss Daniel Farke will dig his heels in to keep hold of his star man this month
- Emiliano Buendia netted a stunning winner in Norwich’s victory over Barnsley
- The midfielder volleyed a first-time effort after Kenny McLean’s 40-yard pass
- The brilliant goal helped extend Norwich’s lead at the top of the Championship
- Daniel Farke claims Buendia is not going anywhere despite Arsenal interest
Daniel Farke sat impassively in the Norwich dugout, unmoved by the brilliant goal he had just witnessed.
Perhaps it was the prospect of another month of questions about Emiliano Buendia’s future or maybe the fact that he produces the spectacular as a matter of course.
Buendia’s decisive goal against Barnsley — a cushioned first-time volley after meeting Kenny McLean’s lofted 40-yard pass — was his seventh of the season. Such moments explain why Arsenal have been scouting him.
Emi Buendia scored a brilliant goal to settle Norwich City’s 1-0 win over Barnsley on Saturday
Bendia netted a cushioned first-time volley after meeting Kenny McLean’s lofted 40-yard pass
With seven assists as well this campaign, it is no wonder he is attracting attention.
‘The quality of the finish was sublime. He is a standout player in this league and he is showing it on a consistent basis,’ said McLean.
Farke insists Buendia is going nowhere. ‘Emi is a key player for us and is totally committed,’ he said. ‘He is on a long-term contract so we will keep him.
Norwich boss Daniel Farke claims Buendia is not going anywhere despite Arsenal interest
‘Everyone knows his qualities — and I don’t expect interest just because he scored a wondergoal. He has scored a number like this.’
Barnsley almost snatched a point when Michal Helik missed an open goal at the death.
But with Buendia in such sparkling form, Norwich are surely heading back to the big time.
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