Arsenal would make the right choice by pursuing Ben Chilwell as the young defender has a very bright future ahead of him.
Unai Emery has done a decent job structuring his team to his own views and preferences but he knows that if they are to make that step further and break the top four deadlock, he’ll have to make some big decisions this summer. And Arsenal’s former forward Ian Wright has decided to give his two cents on the matter, listing Ben Chilwell as a great reinforcement in a recent exclusive interview with the Mirror.
Ben Chilwell is a player that is yet to make a global name for himself in the world of football, and from the looks of it, he is well on his way towards achieving that goal. The youngster has already impressed with Leicester City and is looking to make strides in the national team as well. His age and potential are certainly extremely attractive to most, not just Arsenal, but his playstyle and skill set are definitely what the Gunners are lacking at the moment.
Their main left-back, Nacho Monreal is the team’s prefered option and one that is likely to stay there for the upcoming campaign. But the addition of Chilwell would be a step towards banking on the future and looking farther ahead because, let’s face it, with 33 years on his back, Nacho is edging ever closer to stepping down from that first-team spot.
If we take a look at the situation as it is right now and presume the Spaniard would indeed call it a day sooner rather than later, who exactly would take over? The next in line is Sead Kolašinac but, with all due respect, is he the man Unai Emery aspires to have at the left-back position? If he wishes to make a statement next year and stir the pot a bit, I’d reckon no.
Chilwell (who was strongly linked with the Gunners as a youngster), on the other hand, is already a force to be reckoned with – he is composed, calm and collected in defence but offers a great outlet going forward as well, and his five assists can attest to that. So in terms of numbers, he already matches the two Arsenal defenders or just slightly trails behind them but that’s to be expected from a 22-year-old being compared to more experienced players who are arguably playing for a much better team anyway.
This English gem would most likely need just a bit of time to develop and once he does, the sky is the limit, and Emery would not make a mistake signing him. After all, he ticks all the boxes already: young with a huge potential of becoming a superstar and would come with a certain dose of experience so he can offer something to the team immediately.
At the end of the day, it’s basically a no-brainer. The ball is in your court, Unai.
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