Gylfi Sigurdsson’s loan move to Swansea was a low-key affair and although his signing may not have prompted many headlines his performances certainly have.
The Hoffeinheim midfielder has attracted all manner of plaudits since his return to these shores and one member of his fan club is rumoured to be Arsene Wenger.
The Mirror reports that the Arsenal manager has asked the Icelandic international’s former manager Brian McDermott his thoughts on the player. The Reading boss is quoted as saying,
“I spoke to Arsene about him and you could not tell me he could not play for Arsenal.”
If Wenger is interested in the ex-Reading man here’s three reason why that interest should be followed with a firm bid:
Clearly age alone is not an adequate justification for signing a player but at 22 years old Sigurdsson would fit Wenger’s criteria of moulding younger players into the Arsenal way of playing, and he often creates stars in the process. The style of play Sigurdsson has excelled in at Swansea’s is comparable to the manner in which Wenger’s best Arsenal teams use to take to the field demonstrating that the Icelandic international would be a suitable fit for Wenger’s footballing philosophies,
Understandably since the loss of Fabregas and Nasri the Arsenal midfield has looked slightly light of goals. 6 goals in 11 appearances for the Swans highlight the 22 year old’s eye for goal. While Sigurdsson may not have a dazzling career goal scoring record he is still developing as a footballer and recent signs suggest that he will offer a consistent goal threat going forward, so much so that his current manager has compared him to Frank Lampard.
Arsene Wenger is know for his financial prudence and with Hoffenheim already willing to loan out the Premeirship’s player of the month for March it is unlikely that they will be demanding a huge fee for player who seems surplus to requirements in Germany.
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