Arsenal Want 12 Y/O Russian Talent To Ease Midfield Woes: Can He Fit In Under Wenger?

Arsenal are setting their targets high this season, having gained a significant amount of confidence from back to back wins in matches against Swansea City and Everton in the Premier League. Their loss to Manchester City at the weekend will have dented it, but Arsene Wenger will hope that it is just a blip on their way to success this season.

The Gunners started their season on a lowly note but have recovered from the early hiccups to cement their position on the sixth spot in the league table. However, they are well aware of the lack of quality in their lineup, especially in the midfield and are looking to add some top class players to their side in the near future.

A number of players are being targeted by the Gunners and among them, the name of the Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin is right on the top of the list. The 21-year-old sensation earned a name for himself during the Confederations Cup with a stellar display and might be an automatic choice in the national team for the World Cup 2018 squad.

Currently plying his trade for CSKA Moscow, Golovin has attracted the attention of a number of big-name clubs and is considered to have a great future ahead of him. Apart from Premier League giants Arsenal, the current La Liga leaders Barcelona are also keeping their tabs on the player and might table a bid in the next transfer window.

The Russian international is effective in a holding role in the middle of the pitch, capable of dispossessing the opposition of the ball with well-timed tackles and immense physical presence. A player like him can be a very good inclusion to the North London club, who are eyeing options to strengthen their midfield, which is not at the level needed, at the moment.

Players like Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka have done a decent job in the middle of the pitch so far this season, but have looked ineffective on occasions. Arsene Wener is in need of a top class midfielder like the Russian ace, whose presence might make a difference to the side and the style with which they approach every match.

Wenger has always been fond of young players and the sensational 21-year-old might be a very good addition to his side for the future. The Russian midfielder will also be benefitted by working with one of the most experienced managers in Europe, which will help him to develop his game and become a better player.

But is Arsenal his best destination?

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Abhishek Majumdar

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

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