In a recent report, The Daily Express mentioned that Arsenal are inching closer towards recruiting Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham this summer. It is understood that the Gunners are prepared to agree to the English striker’s wage demands as they look to lure him to the Emirates Stadium during this summer transfer window (via The Daily Express).
Abraham’s Recent Struggles At Stamford Bridge
Abraham had to endure a tough second-half to the last Premier League campaign as he struggled to make himself a prominent feature under Thomas Tuchel’s stewardship. The London-born marksman did well to score 12 goals and secure six assists in 32 appearances for the Blues last season on all fronts.
The 23-year-old saw most of his game time come as a substitute, so it is no surprise that he only managed to average 1.5 shots, 0.4 key passes and 0.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign. Abraham needs to take care of the ball a bit better in the final third based on his pass completion rate of 72.7% in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
The English striker can benefit a lot from a change of scenery this summer, so Arsenal would be an ideal destination for him as he will be guaranteed regular playing opportunities under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta next season.`
Will Abraham Be The Right Choice For The Gunners?
Abraham is a powerful and athletic forward who can work hard to make life difficult for the opposition defenders by dominating them in the air. When the English forward is playing with confidence, he can be a consistent goal-getter in the attacking end of the pitch.
The six-time England international can use his robust 1.90m frame to outmuscle his marker and get a few shots in on-target. However, he can give away the ball cheaply at times which could be why Tuchel often overlooked him when selecting his teams for Chelsea last season.
At 23, Abraham still has an ample amount of time to turn his career around for the better by finding some consistency in the coming seasons. There is no doubt that the Blues outcast will be a welcome addition to Arteta’s squad and has what it takes to make the centre-forward position his own at the Emirates Stadium.
Therefore, Abraham will be a great choice for the Gunners as he will add some much-needed firepower to their attack. Plus, the English talent could fire the North London giants back to a top-four finish in the next Premier League campaign as long as he can show a clean bill of health following a difficult run with injuries this year.