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Why This Real Madrid Attacker Could Fulfill Arsenal Fans’ Demand For An Attacker

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Arka Tarun Mukherjee
Arsenal fan and football expert, Arka Tarun Mukherjee actually used to play cricket at semi pro level. An ardent student of football tactics, ATM is very passionate about the tactical aspects of the game and has a dream of being a football manager in the future.

Real Madrid young player Jesé Rodriguez has been recently linked with a move to Arsenal with the Gunners in the market to sign some players before the start of the season. Arsenal are in the market to sign a striker and another attacking player preferably and now with the recent injury to Per Mertesacker, they are in dire need of buying a centre-back as well. Knowing Wenger all these years, to expect three signings at this stage might be a little too optimistic but after hearing from reliable sources that a potential £75m has been reserved for a striker and a winger (Lacazette and Mahrez), things are looking a bit promising for the fans at the moment.

The links with Jesé Rodriguez is thus something which can seriously happen and would be very typical of Wenger to go for Jesé instead of either Mahrez or Lacazette. Rodriguez is 23 years old and is has been a part of the Real Madrid youth system since 2007. He made his debut for the first team in the year 2011-12 coming on as a substitute in the Copa Del Rey. In the same year, he made his league debut against Real Sociedad again coming on from the bench. Jesé has so far made 94 appearances for the Real Madrid first team in total scoring 18 goals.

With the amount of talent already present in the squad at the Bernabeu, trying to get into the first team is one of the hardest things to do and trying to make an impact on the pitch with the quality present already is even harder. The young Spanish attacker, however, continues to do so. Last season, he made 28 appearances for the Los Blancos in the La Liga and despite 21 of those being from the bench, the attacker was directly involved in 11 goals (5 goals 6 assists) in his 827 minutes of participation.

Even with his talent, Jesé can’t get into the first team football regularly and it might exactly be why he can make a move to the North of London. Jese’s versatility would mean that he would not only provide cover for Olivier Giroud but also for the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott. There’s absolutely no doubt about his quality and with a pass completion rate of 80%, he contributes a lot to his team in the attacking phase.

Standing at 5ft 10 inches, the Attacker is very strongly built and is not someone you can shrug off the ball often. If he makes a switch to the Premier League, Jesé would not have any major problems in adapting to the physical nature of the league thus and is a very significant factor to be considered as well. With both Riyadh Mahrez and Lacazette being quoted at exceptionally high prices, Jesé Rodriguez is one player who can be the alternative for both of them while costing a fraction of the aforementioned players. The transfer thus has a real chance of happening and if it happens, Arsenal would definitely be securing a fantastic talent who will not only score goals for them but would also give his fair share of assists as well and turn them into serious contenders for the title for the next season.

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