There have been a lot of reports in the media lately in regards to Arsenal’s interest in the Palermo striker Paolo Dybala, the latest of which claim that the Serie A side have confirmed Arsenal’s bid for the youngster, in addition to Palermo’s club president Maurizio Zamparini telling an Italian radio station that the Emirates will be his preferred destination should the player choose to move to the Premier League.
If the reports are indeed true, it’s really nice to see Arsene Wenger working on transfers beforehand, but I have to say that I’m not really convinced that the young Argentine is the striker that we should be looking at. Statistically speaking, Dybala has scored 12 goals in 27 appearances so far this season, which isn’t even close to prolific. In fact, our very own Olivier Giroud has a far better goals return in a much tougher League.
While I do understand that Dybala is just 21 years of age and has bags of potential, I really don’t think potential is not what Arsenal should not be looking for at the moment, what we need is a proven goal-scorer who comes with a reputation for being prolific. If Wenger does indeed sign Dybala, it will certainly take him a while to adapt to the English game, especially considering that the boy was plying his trade inSerie A!
In my opinion, Arsenal should be looking at a striker who will simply come in and start scoring goals, like how Diego Costa took the Premier League by storm when he arrived at the start of the season, and what a difference the Spanish international has made for Chelsea! Having said that, I really hope that Arsene Wenger is in pursuit of a world-class hitman to bring into the side for the next campaign.