Should Arsenal sign Adrian Lopez? by KJ
The transfer window has finally opened and it’s already started with a bang. Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea has signed for Liverpool whilst Demba Ba (linked with Arsenal) of Newcastle has signed for Chelsea. Now it’s Arsenal’s turn to step up in the window and with Walcott set to sign a new contract, Arsenal can really focus on bringing some players in. The most linked player at the moment is Adrian Lopez – someone I’m a fan of.
He was really impressive for Atletico Madrid last season as they went on to win the Europa league. However, he’s struggled this season mainly because of the contract talks between Atletico and his agent. They want to tie him down to a long term contract that will also increase his £15 million buyout clause to something a lot more substantial. However, he’s refused to so as it’ll limit his options in the future and as a result has fallen out with the management at the Spanish club.
He’s very neat with his feet and isn’t half bad in the air either. He has struggled to score goals this season but that’s because everything he does when playing is channelled into getting the goals for Falcao. When you’re playing second fiddle to him, your qualities are overshadowed for the good of the team. He doesn’t really have the licence to express himself. At Arsenal he could.
Finally, if there ever was a man that turned relatively unknown average strikers into world class ones, it’s Arsene Wenger.
I’m excited by the news. Although I’d prefer the experience and guile of David Villa, I won’t mind Adrian Lopez as he has a lot to offer.