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Arsenal Are Showing Interest In This Real Madrid Playmaker: Good Option For Arteta?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Sport mentioned that Arsenal are showing interest in Real Madrid playmaker Marco Asensio this summer. It has been mentioned that the Gunners want to recruit the Spanish talent at all costs during this summer transfer period.

Asensio’s Campaign Of Mixed Emotions At The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Asensio had an up and down season in the Spanish capital but still managed to put in a few impressive displays for Los Blancos in the final third. The 26-year-old netted 12 goals and secured two assists in 42 matches for the Madrid giants in the previous campaign in multiple competitions.

The 29-time Spain international managed to prove his worth at times in the opposition half after he averaged 2.1 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game in La Liga.

He was even excellent when distributing possession going forward, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 87.7% in the Spanish top-flight (stats via whoscored).

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CADIZ, SPAIN – MAY 15: Marco Asensio of Real Madrid warms up prior to kick off of the LaLiga Santander match between Cadiz CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on May 15, 2022 in Cadiz, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images ( Imago Images (

Is Asensio A Good Option For Arsenal?

Asensio is a decent playmaker in the final third and can set up a few inviting opportunities for others around him. He can even strike the ball well from long range and can contribute by scoring a handful of important goals for his side. Asensio mostly played as a right-sided wide player in Carlo Ancelotti’s first XI but can also fill in as a left-winger or play in the number ten position if required.

The 29-time Spain international will add more goals and creativity to Mikel Arteta‘s frontline and offer some serious competition for Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard at the Emirates Stadium over the next couple of years. He has got a wealth of experience to help the Gunners secure a top-four finish in the Premier League next season.

Asensio might even instil a winning mentality in Arsenal’s dressing room if he can find a way to successfully cope with the physical nature and high intensity of English football. With all things considered, the Real Madrid sensation will be a decent option for the North London outfit to pursue during this summer transfer window.

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