It does not matter how much Arsene Wenger intends to spend money and bring in the biggest of stars to the Emirates. His instincts will always guide him to go for some youngster with potential, who may not be able to contribute to the team right now but who, according to Wenger will become a superstar in the future.
Barcelona youngster Antonio Sanabria is the latest player on the Frenchman’s radar and if reports are to believed Wenger now wants to bring him to the Emirates. The 17-year old highly talented youngster has been stupendous for the Barcelona youth team and has displayed some fine technique on the field prior to his majestic performances for the Paraguayan U-20 team in the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.
So, What’s Special about him?
The player, also known as Tony, plays in the centre forward role and has displayed a tremendous eye for goal, justifying the interest that Wenger has shown in him. He is a tall striker in the mold of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he likes to score cheeky goals and is very confident in front of goal. Tony is also a dead ball specialist and likes to score goals from long range. If Wenger successfully brings Sanabria to the Emirates, he would not be the first Barcelona youngster to join the club. When only 16 years of age, Cesc Fabregas was brought to the team from the Catalan club and he later went to become one of the most successful players to don the Arsenal shirt, before making a return to his boyhood club.
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In a bid to strengthen the squad and transform it into a title challenging/winning team once again, Wenger must have the right amount of depth and so far it looks promising for the Gunners as Micah Richards joins Julio Cesar to have been reported as a possible target. He is certainly a decent player who can add valuable strength to the first team. The 25-year old right back is being considered as a possible replacement of Sagna who is expected to part ways with the club this summer.
Richards, who can also play at centre-half, grew up supporting the Gunners from his home in Leeds with legend Ian Wright as his all-time hero. The England international despite having an injury wrecked season, is still one of the best right backs in the country and Wenger should be pleased to have him in his team.
But Arsenal are supposedly not the only club vying for his signature with both AS Roma and Inter Milan also interested in him. It is supposed to be a bidding war between the two Seria A giants and the English club, which could soar his price to as much as £12m.