Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is determined to improve his squad quality for next season and is determine to sign another attacking midfielder. Before the start of the 2016-17 season Serge Gnabry, Wellington Silva, Thomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini, and Mikel Arteta were all midfielders who left the Emirates stadium. Arsene Wenger decided to fill this vacuum with the sighing of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Wenger decided to use the experience of Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott to blend with young lads like Alex Iwobi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The midfielders of Arsenal are failing to click and produce the results which was deemed from them.
Performance of Arsenal’s Attacking Midfielders
Theo have played 1,347 minutes for Arsenal in the English premier league. Theo Walcott have scored 8 goals and made 1 assist. He has being involved in 9 of Arsenal’s goals in the EPL.
Ozil have played 1,428 minutes in the EPL for Arsenal this season. Ozil have scored 5 goals and made 3 assists for Arsenal. Ozil is involved in 8 goals scored by Arsenal this season. Ozil’s performance is below average considering his performance Las season and his pedigree in chances creation.
Iwobi have played 883 minutes for Arsenal in the EPL this season. The young player have done well by scoring 2 goals with 3 assists. The young Nigerian have contributed in 5 goals scored by Arsenal in the EPL this season.
Chamberlain have played 780 minutes for Arsenal this season in the EPL. Chamberlain have scored 2 goals and assisted 4 in the process. The English international have contributed in 6 of Arsenal’s goals this season in the EPL.
Considering the poor ability of Arsenal’s midfielders to create chances and the weakness arising from the wing forwards(ie. Iwobi, Walcott and Ramsey), Arsene Wenger have decided to sigh a creative attacking winger.
Arsene Wenger’s scope is on yet another Spanish La Liga star. The amazing performance of Pablo Piatti for Espanyol in the la liga is very impressive.
Piatti’s la liga statistics.
Piatti have played 1,071 minutes for Espanyol this season in the la liga. Pablo Piatti is leading the assist chart of the la liga and has scored 5 goals in the Espanyol campaign. Aside Suarez, Messi and Ronaldo, Pablo Piatti have being involved in many goals in the la liga than any other player.
La Liga Assist Chart.
1. Pablo Piatti (Espanyol): 7 Assists
2. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid): 6 Assists
2. Neymar Jr (Barcelona): 6 Assists
Players Involved in Goals(La Liga)
1.Luis Suarez (Barcelona): 16 goals
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 15 goals
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): 13 goals
4. Pablo Piatti (Espanyol): 12 goals
Pablo Piatti is currently in the form of his life with Espanyol. Piatti is a player of Valencia loaned to Espanyol this season for a period of one year.
Pablo Piatti is a 27 year old Argentine who left Estudiantes to join Almeria in Spain. With his superb performances at Almeria, Valencia signed Piatti on 5 July 2011 for 5 years with a transfer fee of €7.5 million.
Piatti is a winger and prefer to use left foot and likes to be deployed on the right side of the attack.
Piatti will be a great replacement for both Theo Walcott on the right wing.
Arsene Wenger is ready to table a €30 million deal for Pablo Piatti in the summer transfer window. Piatti have over 120 matches under his belt in the la liga and have a lot of experience. Piatti will best fit at Arsenal if the deal goes through because Valencia is prepared to recall Piatti to team after the poor ran of form.