Why Miguel Almiron would be a good signing for Arsenal
According to reports in the Sun, Premier League club Arsenal are poised to sign Atlanta United talisman Miguel Almiron. This fact has been confirmed by the American club’s president Darren Eales. (Sun)
The 24-year-old Paraguayan attacker has been a proper hit playing in the Eastern Conference for the Five Stripes. His exploits have attracted interest from many around the world and Arsenal would do the right thing by signing him.
The Gunners have made a promising start under the new regime of Unai Emery. They have won their last eight games in all competitions, despite not performing at the top level. In fact, if they get their pieces right, we could have a new title challenger very soon.
However, to climb that ladder and become a top team in England, they should make new signings. To that end, Almiron could be one clever choice. Here’s why:
Player Analysis – Miguel Almiron
Almiron is a fantastic talent who can play in several positions across the front-line. Central attacking midfield being his favoured position, the Paraguayan is comfortable operating on either wing or as a No. 8 (creative midfielder).
Perusing some of his stats for Atlanta United, the 24-year-old has scored 12 goals and provided 11 assists in 31 appearances. He created 74 chances towards the goal for the team, with a key pass rate of 2.4.
Arsenal have a good attack with players possessing the quality to hurt any defence in the world. However, they still lack creativity from central and wide areas. They are short on wingers and the creative department isn’t consistent enough.
Hence, to add someone like Almiron to their squad will strengthen multiple positions. The Paraguayan can operate in many areas of the field and deliver the goods consistently. Emery is an attack-minded manager, therefore, getting a player of high attacking pedigree would suit the Spaniard’s style of play.
Arsenal are still short of where they need to be in the next two to three years. However, they are slowly transitioning and Emery has made a good start to the project.
Hence, signing players of Almiron’s quality would enhance the propensity of their squad and also provide them that cutting edge which can take the Premier League by storm. Therefore, they must sign the Paraguayan whenever possible.