One of the most obvious thing that haunts Arsenal now a days is the lack of a proper defensive midfielder after the sale of Alex Song in last Summer. Mikel Arteta has done a decent job with his defensive role but clearly lacks the positional awareness and physicality required for this position.
Etienne Capoue has all the above mentioned qualities that Arteta lack. Can he be next Patrick Vieira? Lets see what Capoue will bring to this Arsenal team.
- Capoue is mainly a defensive midfielder but versatile enough to play as centre back if situation demands. He is fearless in the tackle but also known for his timely interceptions.
- Capoue is a physically imposing midfielder who is also strong in the air. He has won 68% of Ariel duels this season.This means he can easily adopt to the premier league conditions.
- Other than his defensive duties, he also brings creativity. He has the stamina to play a box-to-box role with a ability to pick a pin point long pass to the striker from anywhere in the pitch.
Physical strength, technical ability and creativity, Etienne Capoue has everything that can make him a Arsenal legend.