Arsenal Set To Move In For This Sevilla Starlet When Arteta Becomes New Manager: One For The Future?

According to a recent report by Estadio Deportivo (translated by Sky Sports), Arsenal are leading the chase to secure the services of Sevilla youngster Antonio Zarzana. It is understood that Mikel Arteta could make the Spanish midfielder his first signing if he is appointed as the new Gunners manager (via Estadio Deportivo).

Zarzana’s Impressive Rise In Spanish Football

Zarzana was born in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain and joined the Sevilla youth academy at an early age. He is currently working his way up the La Liga outfit’s youth ranks but is yet to make a senior appearance for his boyhood club.

The 17-year-old has also represented Spain at various youth levels and is currently an important member of his nation’s Under-18 side, having scored one goal in three matches for them thus far. He is quite highly-rated in Spain so it won’t be a surprise if Arteta uses his scouting network to lure the Sevilla whizkid to North London. 

The Independent believe that it is only a matter of time before the Gunners announce Arteta as the new manager. So we can expect the Spanish coach to make a move for the youngster during the January transfer window.

What Are The Spanish Youngster’s Strengths?

Zarzana is a left-footed attacking midfielder who can operate down the right flank if required. At such a tender age, he has already shown that he is pacey and can be a hard man to catch when left in a 1v1 situation. The Spaniard is a technically gifted player who can dribble past players using his clever footwork and guile. Furthermore, he has the vision to pick out a killer pass in the final third.

Is Zarzana A Gem In The Making?

However, the 17-year-old needs to develop a stronger frame if he wants to be a success story in England. Acquiring a player of Zarzana’s potential will undoubtedly be a massive coup for the Gunners. The Sevilla talent’s ceiling is sky-high as he could be developed into a world-class playmaker in the future if given an ideal nurturing environment. 

Zarzana will improve the quality of the Arsenal academy significantly as he is a prospect to look out for in the coming years. Arteta might be the ideal manager to get the best out of his talents following his extensive experience of working alongside a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

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