Is Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic the best option for Arsenal in January?

There have been hundreds of rumours about who should be Arsenal’s best targets in the January transfer window, especially since we heard the news about Gabriel Jesus’ injury, and although every Arsenal fan (and Mikel Arteta) would love to see Mykhalo Mudryk in the Gunners squad, the Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit thinks that Arsenal have other cheaper options that may be just as useful if Mudryk is unobtainable.

“You could see with Pulisic like he was playing with revenge at the World Cup,” Petit told BoyleSports. “He was so good for the USA and he deserves to play regularly at another club.

“I think he’s the exact kind of player that Arsenal need. Now that Gabriel Jesus is out I think he’d be a great option. Just like Hakim Ziyech, you can see his head is not with Chelsea right now and seeing them both miserable – they don’t deserve it.”

Petit mentioned other options, but he made it clear which one was his preferred option. “They need reinforcements in the transfer market. There was talk about Goncalo Ramos and although he scored a hat-trick against Switzerland, I think it’s too early. He didn’t have any impact against Morocco. No headers, no runs, no hold up.

Zaha from Palace, Saint-Maximin from Newcastle or Pulisic from Chelsea would be my three they should target. Pulisic will fit perfectly with what Arteta wants, he loves playing one-touch football with good movement and he lives in London, so it will be an easy switch.”

Well the one thing that he says that convinces me we should go for Pulisic is that there would be zero need for any settling in period, which is extremely important in the middle of the season.

And from what I have seen at the World Cup he is an excellent player, which helps.

What do you think? Would Pulisic be a great addition to the Arsenal sqaud?

Darren N


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  1. If Arsenal really want a new LW, I’d prefer Pulisic over Mudryk. I still remember his performance against us in EL final

    However, a new LW means Nelson or Smith-Rowe would likely be moved on. This is why I don’t think Mudryk will come

    1. Gai, it is obvious you don’t really watch other league I tell you Mudryk is a bundle of talent and I will prefer him to Pulisic. Mudryck has 3 goals in Champions league. That guy is highly talented and technical like Zichenko. But that is if we need a LW. We actually need someone to compete with B Saka and I think Nelson can do that or if we can wait for Maquinho to step up.

      1. I hope what Ornstein said about Arsenal and Mudryk isn’t true, because we’ve got plenty of attackers who can play Lw well

  2. Talented player, but a combination of inconsistent performances and constantly picking up injuries has seen him fail to deliver for the West London Cowboys. So no thanks!

    Anyone of Mudryk Felix or Feran Torres would do just fine.

    1. Exactly, no one has if available cheapish (doubtful for us from Chelsea) and the backroom staff believe I’d take him. Trust Arteta and the coaches to get something out of him at that point. Only once he signed would I believe though. Not a dream could be sensible just can’t see a sensible price coming out of Chelsea.

    2. Just a case of wrong player at the wrong club i think. Chelsea is a club that never have stability or long term playstyle.

      He would be a good rotation option at the very least could play both wings with his ability with both feet.

  3. So how will we know the best option? IMO, the dominant world-class striker to convince the young guns – Saka, Saliba and Martinelli – that our title ambitions for this year at least are real. Give them an incentive to sign long term contracts. I like Pulisic, but he’s not the one.

  4. Are we signing Danillo or not. Last term we waited till the last minute to try sorting out the issue with a Partey cover-up. That should have been the first item on the agenda. Now it’s looking as if the talk is only about a winger whereas Smith R is already back

  5. Not the ‘right’ player for us. Always injured and does not offer anything different. He’s like Martinelli one day then Nelson the next.

  6. We should go for the Dutch guy Weghorst if he is affordable.He can be stop gap as we wait for G.J,but he is also a better option from the bench than what we have.If we are to compete effectively for the title we need some experienced head upfront. At 1.97m tall,he will be so useful in some situations just like Giroud was.

  7. This lad was once almost unplayable couple season ago, not sure at what stage he lost his mojo, now he can only be taken on trust

  8. When Chelsea started to struggle last season, they were often escaping by banging in a last-second winner and I couldn’t help but notice how often the name on the scoresheet was Pulisic.

    He seems a good addition to our squad – if his mind is in the right place. Only EDU/MA can tell that.

    I’m not sure if he’s just a winger or is also effective as a striker. Even as “just” a winger, he might provide cover for Saka since MA likes to play a natural LW on the RW.

    1. Am not an expert, but this lad can be unplayable, somthing just not right with him.

      I remember some time ago we were to play Chelsea and he was the player I feared, was happy when he didn’t play

  9. Stating the obvious I know, but it’s IRRELEVANT what any of us thinks.

    The ONLY opinion that matters is that of MA.
    I see zero likelihhood of MA wanting Pulisic and , even though I personally rate him quite a lot, IMO this subject is of little concern, since it has no reality!

  10. Pulisic doesn’t bring anything new. One dimensional and something similar to Xhaka or Zivchenko. I would like to see more creativity added to the squad. Viera and ESR need to step up more consistently.

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