There seems to be a lot of speculation about the future of Alvaro Morata at Juventus. The 23-year-old Spaniard won yet another Serie A title with the Italian club but that hasn’t mainly been due to him as most of the attack was taken over by Paulo Dybala, who has been the star for the Old Lady this season.
Arsenal seem to be waiting to bid for the Spanish attacker and with Olivier Giroud not firing on all cylinders, it does make sense that the Gunners are looking for replacements for the Frenchman. Morata would cost Arsenal around 20-25 million pounds, if not more as Juventus know that the player is still young and can get better with age but the Premier League side should steer clear of the 23-year-old and try to sign someone else.
Morata might be winning trophies, but he isn’t someone who scores a lot of goals. He is known for his great movement and running but when it comes to finding the back of the net. Morata has only scored 25 goals in 96 games for Juventus in two seasons, that is only 1 goal in every 4 games, not the best record for any striker, let alone someone who is expected to constantly score for a club in the Premier League.
Olivier Giroud, for all his failings, does have a better scoring record than Morata and he gets a lot of stick as well. The French striker has struggled this season as he has bagged 21 goals in 53 games, but that is still a better record than that of Morata’s. Giroud more often than not has scored a goal every other game and Arsenal need someone who is more prolific than Morata.
There are a few other stars available for the same amount of money and they would guarantee more goals than Morata. Gonzalo Higuain is one such star who has been linked with a move away from Napoli and Arsene Wenger would do well if he can sign the Argentine international from the Serie A club.
Higuain has scored over 30 goals in Serie A and has been the best striker in the league, maybe it is time for him to change the blue of Naples for the red of London. Morata would be a great striker to have if you had to partner him with another attacker, but leading the line just on his own might be too much work for him and for Arsenal as well.
The Gunners have a lot of money to spend and they should do it wisely, Morata is a good player but not the kind that Arsenal need at the moment.