Transfer Market Web claim that Arsenal are interested in Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron. The Paraguayan has been a key part of Atlanta’s MLS journey so far but is also attracting clubs Europe with Milan also showing interest in his services.
Arsenal made an approach to sign Almiron from Argentinian outfit Lanus towards the end of the transfer window. Although a move never materialized, the player’s agent suggested it may yet take place further down the line. Almiron is killing the MLS right now, scoring eight goals and providing nine assists in 29 games for Atlanta this season. There’s hardly any doubt over the talent the midfielder possesses.
Before arriving at Atlanta earlier this year, Almiron previously made a big impact in the Argentinian league while playing for CA Lanus. The attacking midfielder was one of three key players for Lanus. In the MLS as well, he is starting to become a prized asset for Atlanta United.
Miguel Almiron can be a blessing for any counter-attacking team where pace is his most valuable asset. While his versatility allows him to play comfortably on the wings, his raw pace helps him to get past defenders at will.
Blessed with some excellent acceleration, Almiron looks menacing in attack, always looking for that telling delivery or cutting edge passes to break down the opposition defences. His tendency to drift wide and get past the back four is very compelling as well.
However, there are a few weaknesses in his game. Almiron doesn’t have a great tactical nous. He looks questionable without the ball and seems a bit lost on the pitch, at times. Furthermore, his lack of physical attributes doesn’t help him in the final third, and that could be a serious problem, especially in the rigors of the Premier League.
Last but not the least, Miguel Almiron’s decision-making in the final third is often questioned. Although he does make a telling impact more times than not, Almiron’s significant weaknesses have prevented him from already making a mark in Europe.
Therefore, it doesn’t actually make a whole lot of for Arsenal to splash the cash on the Paraguayan International. However, if nurtured well, he has the skillset that resembles some of the top players in the world. Though, he is not expected to cost a fortune, signing him would still be a gamble in Arsenal’s point of view and there are surely better options hovering around Europe.