All 32 nations have now played at the 2018 World Cup. by Dan Smith
Out of love for the game, most of us would’ve spent the last week watching matches we normally wouldn’t have cared about. Technically that makes us all scouts, viewing some players for the very first time. Some owners use this time of year to dictate their whole transfer policy, targeting names they normally wouldn’t have even heard of before.
Alternatively Board’s know that asset values can double based on a few week’s work. While I’m not suggesting we buy anyone because of what they do/don’t do in Russia, now is a fun time to find hidden gems. As our recruitment team seem to prioritise value over ambition I invite gooners in the comments below to give one name you think could suit Arsenal based on Match Day 1 of the tournament.
Try to be realistic, eg no point pointing out that Ronaldo would do well at the Emirates. The criteria is someone who maybe is not a household name who you think could be a bargain. My choice is Lozano. Not just did he score to beat Germany, especially in the first half he destroyed their right hand side.
Mexico did insist this was a talent who wanted to use this platform to demonstrate his talent. I will have to wait to see against South Korea if he remains constant or if he was helped by the World Champions arrogant tactics. Having witnessed what he can do, surely opponents will now target him.
Who has impressed you? No right or wrong, we are all scouts…