In a recent report from The Sun, it was stated that Arsenal have joined the race with Manchester United to sign Luiz Henrique of Real Betis. It is understood that the Gunners are looking to bolster their attack and add more depth to the squad. The La Liga winger has caught the eye of a number of top clubs after producing some impressive performances in the attacking third.
Henrique’s Campaign With Real Betis So Far This Season
Henrique has put in a couple of impressive displays for the Spanish outfit in the final third during this campaign. The 22-year-old has found the back of the net on three occasions and has created three assists over twenty appearances for Real Betis this season across all competitions.
The Brazilian talent has caught the eye with his performances based on his average of 2.1 tackles, 1.6 shots, 0.4 key passes and 1.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in La Liga. However, he needs to take care of the ball when distributing possession in the opponent’s half based on his pass success rate of 75.8% in the Spanish top flight (stats via whoscored).
Should Arteta Bring Him To Arsenal?
Henrique is a solid tackler of the ball as he can time his challenges well to win the ball back for his side. The young forward can make a few decent runs with the ball in the final third. He has got the vision to cut open the opposition’s defence with a decisive pass in the attacking end of the field. He is primarily a right-winger but can also fill in as a centre-forward down the middle if required. Furthermore, he has the ability to strike the ball with power and accuracy from a long range.
The 22-year-old can score some important goals for his team when he is playing with confidence on the pitch. However, he is still quite inexperienced at the highest level and would need time to settle into life in Premier League football if Arsenal manage to get him on board during this winter transfer window.
We can expect Henrique to bring more pace and firepower to Mikel Arteta’s attacking department at the Emirates Stadium. He could even go on to become a future star at the North London club. However, it remains to be seen whether he can cope with the physical side and high intensity of English football if the Gunners bring him aboard.