Scouting For Wenger: 3 Strong Physical Defenders That Arsenal Should Sign Next Season

Samuel Umtiti-

Not many might know about this young talent but Arsene Wenger for sure will know. If there is a talented French footballer, Arsene Wenger will always know of it. Umtiti plays as a centre-back for French side Lyon. At just 22 years of age, he has made 26 appearances for the Ligue 1 team this season and has been one of their best performers. Umtiti has actually been one of the best centre-backs in the Ligue 1 this season. He has won 30 tackles with a success rate of close to 60%. He has also made 67 interceptions, 138 clearances, and 15 blocks. He has He has won 63% of his average duels and maintained 87% average pass accuracy. That’s way too impressive for a 22-year-old centre-back. The youngster has also scored 1 goal this season and created 1 chance as well. Arsene is known for shopping from the French league and you can be rest assured that Umtiti has fallen in his eyes. A defender who has produced such strong performances in his early 20’s will only go on to become a world-class player in his later years. It will be great to see such a prospect in the EPL next season and Arsene should not waste any time to sign him up.



Written by Subrata Roy

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