10 Goals Last Season – 3 Reasons Why Arsenal Should Sign Julian Draxler ASAP

Arsenal have repeatedly been linked with various attacking players as they look to address the lack of squad depth in attacking third of the pitch. Schalke attacker Julian Draxler is the latest name to be linked with the Gunners, and here are three reasons why they should sign him.

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1. Creating chances

Arsenal’s entire game is built on creating chances, where they continue to create chance after chance in the expectation that at least one of them will end up in a goal due to the lack of a clinical finisher in the side. Draxler certainly is capable of doing that, having created 14 chances (4 assists) in 14 league appearances so far this season while he created 45 chances (3 assists) in 30 league appearances last season.

A closer look at the chances he has created reveals that last season 17.8% of the chances were created inside the penalty box while it is 14.3% this season, which indicates his inclination towards making things happen inside the penalty box. Draxler is also capable of creating chances from wider areas, as suggested by similar percentages, either from the left or the right. This will allow him to form an interchanging attacking trio with Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil, which might be a nightmare for opposition defenders.

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