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Arsenal Could Have Free Route To Sign Dutch Starlet On The Rise: Should They Go All In?

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Diptanil Roy
Diptanil used to be a columnist of The 4th Official. Knows German and not afraid to use it on you.

Latest reports have linked Arsenal with a move for Ajax youngster Kasper Dolberg. The story circulating the newspapers is claiming that Arsenal, who are in the midst of a hunt for a director of football to replace the departed Richard Law, is considering Marc Overmars as an option. Overmars, currently the director of football at Ajax has previously played for Arsenal in his playing days and might consider a reunion with the Gunners.

If Overmars were to move to Arsenal, he will look to bring in Kasper Dolberg along with him, according to reports. It would no doubt be a tremendous gift for Arsenal fans with Dolberg reputed as one of the deadliest young strikers across Europe.

The Ajax academy has a history of producing talent that has gone on to take the game by the scruff of its neck and becoming ace players. Dolberg, who is a product of the same academy, is reputed to have the similar potential.

The Danish forward, who can play on either wing as well, has scored 28 goals and created 10 in 63 appearances for Ajax. The 23-goal man from last season just turned 20 earlier this year and has a promising career ahead.

If he does move to Arsenal, however, he would lose considerable game time as he would struggle to find a regular starting berth at The Emirates. It would be damaging to the growth of the young striker, who needs to keep playing regularly. So instead, he should stay at a club where he is comfortable and can grow in confidence and potential.

As for Arsenal, Wenger will surely have to sell a couple of his strikers should Dolberg opt to move, as it would be difficult for him to rotate 5 first team strikers in the same squad with Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez likely (out on loan) to be the ones heading for the exit door.

If Arsenal were to lose Sanchez next season, Dolberg, despite his goalscoring exploits, would not be the ideal replacement for the winger either. Wenger would do better to search for an out and out winger in the market, especially because he already has Alexandre Lacazette, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck vying for the number 9 role in the club.

Dolberg, at the age of 20, might be a promising star for the future and that is what might tempt Wenger and company, more than anything, to snap up the young Danish forward before he becomes world-class and a hefty price tag is placed on him. Is he the right man for the Gunners?

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