Arsenal already have two of the French national team set for the big Euro 2016 final in our squad, but we have been linked with other members of Didier Deschamp’s impressive squad in the past in numerous Arsenal transfer rumours. And after two of those, Dimitri Payet and Antoine Griezmann, increased their reputations in the game considerably with some brilliant play this summer I wonder if Arsene Wenger is going to attempt to bring another France international star to join Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny.
Neither would be easy to get, of course, but the Gunners boss does have considerable spending power available to him and I think he could get at least one if he really put his mind to it, but which would be a better fit for Arsenal?
After the group stages it was the West Ham man Payet that everyone was talking about and after a brilliant season for the Hammers the attacking star’s stock is seriously high. The big advantage Payet has is that he is proven in the Premier League and I really think he would be a great signing for us.
One drawback is his age and at 29-years old I wonder whether Wenger would be reluctant to spend big money on him, although personally I do not see the problem. Another is where he would play, as his best positions seem to be the number 10 role occupied by Mesut Ozil and the left forward position taken by Alexis Sanchez.
That is why I think that Griezmann would be the better transfer target for Arsenal as he can play as the extra striker we need as well as on either flank and in the number 10 role and he is already used to playing as a second striker with Giroud to some effect for France. He is also young and still getting better so in my opinion this fantastic Frenchman should be the player that Wenger goes all out for. Do you agree?