There has been much talk about which player Arsenal could possibly buy this summer in order to strengthen their attack, after failing to add any outfield players last time around. Manager Arsene Wenger does have the money and the freedom to buy more quality stars, though he never seems to push for deals above a certain fixed amount, which is quite sad from the fans point of view.
Last summer when we desperately needed to sign a striker, the French manager failed to push through a deal for some high quality targets, which eventually saw us sign no attacker at all. A singing could have made a huge difference, in a season, which saw the top English clubs fail to perform at their best and Leicester City eventually won the Premier League title.
This time things can be different, as the Gunners have already made their intentions clear that they are looking to reinforce their squad with the signing of Granit Xhaka this early in the window. There is a clear need to sign a world-class striker who can provide 25-30 odd goals in the upcoming campaign as Olivier Giroud’s goal drought midway through the campaign cost the north London outfit their opportunity at winning the league.
Wenger has various options to choose from, but two young talents, that he can possibly sign are Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata. Further, though every fans dream would be to watch both these high quality stars play at the Emirates, it is obvious that only one of them could be at Arsenal next term, if a deal goes through.
Now the question remains, who should it be? Both players are still young with superb shooting ability and are surely stars for the future. They are currently with Serie A champions Juventus and are wanted by a host of clubs across the European continent. Due to this they are competing for places in the Juve starting eleven, against each other and with Mario Mandzukic and Andrea Favilli, as well.
This has reduced the game time that each attacker has got, as Massimiliano Allegri has encouraged quite a bit of squad rotation. It seems inevitable that one out of the two could be on the verge of an exit from Turin, though which player the Londoners eventually are keen to sign, remains to be seen.
In my opinion, the 22 year old Argentine international, Dybala would be the ideal choice for Arsenal because he has more pace than his team-mate and is more of a play-maker as well, though Morata is not slow by any stretch of imagination. The former Palermo man invites fouls and make quick runs through the opposition defence, which combined with the pace and trickery of Alexis Sanchez and the creativity of Mesut Ozil, could destroy any opposition defence.
Morata is a strong player who has really good ball control, but he is in some ways similar to Giroud, though he is quicker and more energetic than the French international, but the Spaniard definitely contributes more than Giroud to the game. Despite that, Wenger could really use a player of Dybala’s pace, in case Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Theo Walcott have any intention of leaving the club.
Dybala also has a better goal scoring record than the former Real Madrid star, with the former scoring 19 goals in 34 appearances, in comparison to Morata’s 15 in 63 matches. Surely Wenger would want to sign either play if he can, though Dybala definitely has a slight edge over his teammate.