Opinion: Should Arsenal priorite experience or potential this summer?

Arsenal are currently being linked with a deal to sign Willian from Chelsea or Justin Kluivert from Roma, but would our team profit from having more experience or raw potential added?

We already have a young and improving side, with the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Willam Saliba and possibly Matteo Guendouzi already signed to the club, but our most experienced first-team players come in the shape of Metus Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Shkodran Mustafi and Alexandre Lacazette, of which only half of those would currently be considered key players.

Our squad is littered with young raw talents however, and most definitely has more potential than it does experience however, but should the boss be looking to balance that with some older signings?

Willian for one has a host of trophies from his illustrious career, and is widely considered to be a key player for his current club Chelsea at present, a team that actually wants to extend his deal, but their philosophy on not giving more than a two-year contract to over-30s is supposedly the issue.

The Brazilian has been a key player for Chelsea throughout this season, despite a number of rivals for his role, and will come as a huge loss to the West London club, and I would love to see him make the short trip across London.

Justin Kluivert on the other hand would pose as a risky transfer option for me. The young winger possesses plenty of talent, but while his skilful prowess and calmness in front of goal is plain to see, transitioning from Serie A into the Premier League is not a given.

When you consider that he COULD be amongst the best players in the world, he is some way off being such a player at present, and knowing the Willian above could be joining on a free transfer, his signature makes more sense in the current window for me.

But the question remains, do Arsenal need to be looking to add experienced players to help the younger generation out, or can we build a young squad that can grow together into a dominant force?

Patrick

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