Unai Emery’s Arsenal is still a work in progress.
The Gunners have shown resounding signs of improvement under the Spaniard, yet also been unable to shake away the problems which led to Arsene Wenger’s departure.
Indeed, if their abysmal away form is any proof this season, they’re lacking the experience to weather the storm in different conditions. In order to get rid of this stigma, the North London giants need some experienced, multi-talented players to give them a cutting edge.
Well, according to reports from Corriere dello Sport (via TEAMtalk), Ivan Perisic is a player Emery wants to sign in the summer.
The Inter Milan winger’s not had the most prolific season so far, only scoring 5 goals and assisting 4 in the Serie A so far. During a crisis period for the Italian side, Perisic’s own form’s dropped and he’s not as influential as he once was. However, that won’t stop Emery from chasing for his services.
At his best, he looks exactly the player you Gunners must be desperate for. Hard-working, able to get up and down the pitch and someone who can take big games by the scruff of the neck, as he proved during England’s infamous World Cup semi-final with Croatia in 2018.
A World Cup finalist and Bundesliga winner, he knows what it takes to thrive under pressure. Perisic seemingly loves playing under daunting conditions, often finding his best form under it. In Emery’s attacking system, he could work wonders in creating chances through the left, while also enabling freedom for Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Perisic’s stunning dribbling ability, venomous feet and knack for creating something out of nothing can help Arsenal develop a much more clinical style. Despite his age, Perisic can still bamboozle Premier League defenders with his trickery and thrive from Arsenal’s electric style thanks to his inquisitiveness going forward.
Needing some bite, moving for the former Dortmund ace would have Arsenal showing their teeth ahead of next season.
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