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Arsenal: Gunners told to sign Wout Weghorst by former Arsenal coach

Arsenal: Gunners told to sign Wout Weghorst by former Arsenal coach - Arsenal Transfer Rumours

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Bundesliga striker Wout Weghorst, per The Daily Mail, and former coach Andries Jonker, who was at the Gunners from 2015-17 has been discussing the possible move.

The 27 year-old currently plays for Wolfsburg, and The Daily Mail believe Arsenal are ready to battle fellow Premier League side Newcastle with a £32 million bid for the forward.

Speaking to Bild, via Football.London, Jonker talked up the potential move. He said: “I could imagine Weghorst at Arsenal. He could help as a worker and a reliable goal scorer.

“It would go well in London. Joining Arsenal matters more than many other clubs. Weghorst could certainly increase his standing in the Dutch national team.”

The Dutch striker has spoken himself recently on this move, per The Sun, as he said, “That would be nice, wouldn’t it. That would be a good thing, of course that fits in the perfect picture.”

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Everywhere he has played, he seems to have a great eye for goal as he has managed 129 goals in 310 appearances, per Transfermarkt.  In the all competitions for Wolfsburg this campaign, he has a very impressive 20 goals whilst registering five assists, per WhoScored. He also averages 2.7 shots per game (the same as Aubameyang) and 1.1 key passes per game (more than Aubameyang).

Clearly this highlights that he is a reliable goal scorer like Jonker has said, if he could perform well at the Gunners it definitely would give him a better chance of playing more for the Netherlands.

The fact he has also said the move ‘would be nice’ shows that he sees the Gunners as a great proposition, and to have such a good goal scorer interested in playing for your club is an added bonus. Mikel Arteta should look to sign the forward as not only does he offer goals but he offers something different to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah as he is six foot four and this towering presence could be the ideal thing for Arteta to add to his attacking force.

Gunners fans, would you sign Weghorst? Comment below!


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