Burnley hijacking Arsenal’s plans for this exciting 24-year-old PL star would be a clever move by Dyche – opinion

Burnley Opinion: The Clarets should hijack Arsenal’s move for Solly March

Football.London (h/t TeamTalk) has reported that Arsenal are very interested in making a move for Brighton and Hove Albion star Solly March.

The 24-year-old has been in excellent form so far this season for the Seagulls and that has attracted the Gunners. Furthermore, Arsenal’s lack of options in the wide areas is a cause for concern and that has played a role in their struggles this season.

Despite that, the Gunners still sit 4th in the Premier League table, behind only Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. However, the fact that Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have tapped into a rich vein of form has postponed any issues with the wide areas, but it’s something that needs to be taken care of.

That being said, Burnley must look to hijack Arsenal’s move for March, as they are the ones in real need of a versatile winger. Unlike Arsenal, Burnley came into this season with a lot of promise, finishing in a Europa League spot last season.

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Many would have expected Sean Dyche’s men to put up the same fight, but nothing has gone according to plan. They sit two points off the relegation zone, having lost four out of their last five games. They have won only three in their last ten games.

Things will get worse and one area that manager Sean Dyche should look to reinforce is the wide positions. At the moment, the Burnley boss has Dwight McNeil, Robbie Brady, Aaron Lennon, Johann Gudmundsson and Jonathan Walters at his disposal.

But both Lennon and Walters are beyond 30, while Gudmundsson has been used more centrally and McNeil is only 19 years old. Adding someone like Solly March would help the Clarets replace both Lennon and Walters.

March is not only a talented wide player but he has it in him to play more centrally if needed.

Yet, it’s out on the wings that the 24-year-old flourishes using a combination of skill and will to beat players. A technically gifted player, March is very direct in the final third and always looks to take on the opposition full-back.

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Unlike most wingers, the 24-year-old has a very high work rate, using his impressive stamina to track back and do his part defensively.

However, what makes him perfect for Burnley is Solly March’s propensity to come up with a stunning finish out of absolutely nothing. He is not a great scorer of goals but instead, he is a scorer of great goals.

Moreover, he is more than capable of picking out a teammate when he gets into a crossing position, often with great composure and technique.

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Conclusion

Burnley needs to concentrate on surviving this season in the Premier League and if they do manage to do that, then the summer window will be their saviour.

Furthermore, bringing in someone as hardworking and talented as Solly March will help the Clarets move on and add some new blood to their ranks.

Written by Siddhant Lazar

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