Whilst Arsenal may be on the search for a top quality striker this summer, it doesn’t stop the rumours appearing for other positions on the pitch. Despite the fans making it clear that Arsenal’s priorities should be in attack, it seems that Wenger may still have his eyes on a few wingers, which arguably is also a position we are relatively weak in.
Arsenal do have plenty of midfielders and wingers for that matter, however the quality of wingers is exceptionally poor. Alexis Sanchez maintains one wing position on the pitch, but after our Chilean star, the quality of winger dramatically drops. After Sanchez, Walcott, Oxlade Chamberlain, Campbell and Iwobi follow, all of whom aren’t exactly on Alexis’ level. I think Campbell and Iwobi are promising, whilst there is still hope for Chamberlain. Walcott on the other hand is out the window. With this in mind Arsenal really do need to look into signing a new top quality winger, but not before a striker has been secured.
The names of Draxler, Gotze, Isco and Mahrez have all been mentioned, all of who can play across the attacking front and now Barcelona player Arda Turan can be added to that list. Turan, who made a name for himself at Atletico Madrid, only moved to Barcelona last summer and only managed to make his debut in January as Barca had their transfer ban enforced. However it seems that the Turkish star is already looking to leave after realising that he int going to get first team football with the front three of Neymar, Suarez and Messi ahead of him (bit obvious really).
Turan was bought for €34 million by Barcelona but has only made 25 appearances and he now wants to move away from the Spanish Giants in order to gain more playing time.
Personally I wouldn’t like the 29 year old at Arsenal because I just can’t really see him fitting into the Arsenal style of play. At 29 we also wouldn’t get too many years out of him and I’m sure Barcelona would want to try recoup a large sum of the fee they paid for him just last year.
Should Arsenal be looking at Arda?