Arsenal ‘would be interested’ in signing Bayern Munich winger Leroy Sane if he became available, according to Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor.
The Lowdown: Sane links
According to a report by Bild (via Mundo Deportivo), the Gunners are keen on signing the former Manchester City man, with manager Mikel Arteta still on the lookout for a fresh winger having missed out on Leeds United star Raphinha, who opted to join Barcelona.
The Latest: Taylor’s claim
Taylor believes that Sane is the calibre of attacker Arsenal should be targeting this summer.
Speaking with GiveMeSport, the journalist claimed: “Sane is an interesting one because we haven’t seen the same Sane we saw at City at Bayern, so whether that means he could become available, I don’t know.
“It would be fair to assume Arsenal would be interested in a player of his quality, he’s world-class on his day and he’s Premier League proven, so I do think he’s the kind of player they’ll be looking at, but nothing concrete at the moment as far as I’m aware.”
The Verdict: Great signing
When looking at the 26-year-old’s underlying stats, it is easy to see why Arteta would be interested in bringing the winger to the Emirates this year.
As per FBRef, compared with positional peers across Europe over the past year, the German ranks in the 99th percentile for shots total and in the 97th percentile for non-penalty goals plus expected assists.
Should Arsenal sign Leroy Sané?
The Gunners losing out on Raphinha suggests that Arteta isn’t completely happy with the options available to him at the Emirates, otherwise the arrival of Gabriel Jesus would’ve met their attacking quota.
If Sane does become available, Arsenal would be foolish not to do all they can to sign him.
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