Northern Ireland will kick off their opening group game of the European Championships in around half an hour, where they will take on Poland in what should be a tight encounter.
The Green and White Army come into the game on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run, in which they registered six wins, and conceded a maximum of one goal in any one of those match-ups. Their opponents on paper may not have been as strong as Poland however.
The White Eagles were very impressing in qualifying for the tournament, registering a 2-0 win over world champions Germany, while netting a total or 33 goals in their 10 group games, of which they only lost one of.
Poland will be able to call on Robert Lewandowski, who Arsenal fans would love to see in their starting line-up, but their is two other Poles who have been linked with a move to North-London also.
Grzegorz Krychowiak has long-been linked with a move to Arsenal, having impressed heavily since switching to Seville. The midfielder could well be a target of ours this summer should we miss out on the signing of N’Golo Kante from Leicester City.
Another linked with a possible move to the Emirates is young Ajax striker Arkadiusz Milik. The 22 year-old was credited with six assists in qualifying, the joint-highest tally, and scored an impressive 24 goals for his club side this year also. We look to be struggling to strike a deal for Jamie Vardy or Alvaro Morata currently, and he could well be someone we turn to, especially if he continues that form for his country this summer.
Wojciech Szczesny could also play a role in the game, although he may miss out on the number one role to former Gunner Lukas Fabianski.
Let us know your views in Milik and Krychowiak’s performances in the comments, and whether you believe they could prove clever buys this summer.