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

3. Ability to take players on

Draxler possesses great ball control and an outstanding dribbling ability, which he regularly uses to take on defenders and full backs to devastating effect. He has a stunning take-on success rate of 77% from 93 attempted take-ons this season, while it was an impressive 62% from 127 attempted take-ons last season. His fantastic technical ability makes him a handful for his opponents, and he can dribble past the best of tacklers.

Arsenal currently lack this penetration, with their attacking players preferring to play around opponents rather than take them on. This makes them predictable, and opponents can try an counteract their passing play by pressing high up the pitch, and squeezing the playing area. With Draxler, Arsenal will have a player willing to take on defenders and go past them, something that Lukas Podolski does not provide.

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