It is a bit fascinating how Arsenal were able to secure second in the English Premier League standings with 71 points. Arsene Wenger and his charges were on superb form chasing Leicester City and were top of the table during December. But their frantic performance led to third position and bitter rivals Tottenham overtook the sport to pile pressure on the Foxes till last two games for the season to end.
The Gunners were true title contenders, but what failed them the most to win the league title was the unavailability of a potent goal scorer. Despite Arsenal boasting the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck; none of them were prolific enough to propel the north Londoners to win the title.
Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott were as ‘dead as rotten carcass’ to score goals during Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez’s absence due to injury.
I have interviewed few Arsenal fans both in Europe, and Africa and their major worry is the ability of a shaky frontline which were on goal scoring drought, meaning the way forward for the Gunners is to get a prolific striker who give at least 20 goals per season.
The transfer window has opened and deals vastly going on, it’s good thou for Arsenal to tie in midfielder Granit Xhaka from Mochenblacbach for a reported fee of €30m but a forward is needed.
Gooners are calling for young prolific forwards such as Paulo Dyabala and Alvaro Morata. But who is the best to fit into Arsene Wenger’s style of play?
Paulo Dybala or Alvaro Morata?
Here we compare the two striker’s contribution for Juventus in just ended 2015/16 season.
The 23-year-old Spain international made 47 appearances and netted 12 times with nine assists in all competition for Juventus. His contribution was average but scores in crucial games; a quick recall was the much needed goal he scored against AC Milan at last minute of Coppa Italia which helped Juventus win 1-0 to clinched double and make history.
But he normally gets lost frequently domestically making his short on target ratio is 40% and pass accuracy of 78.6%. He sometimes lacks the sharpness Max Allegri expects from him and rarely plays 90 minutes. His overall rating is 7.1.
An Argentine of 22 years old debut season for Juventus after completing a €32m from Palermo last summer was inspiring and quickly adapted Allegri’s style, out of 46 appearances he scored 23 goals with nine assists in all competitions.
He has a brilliant passing accuracy of 85.3% and short on target ratio is 39% and is gifted with excellent dribbling ability. The young forward has the capabilities involving his team-mates to play and difficult to track his movement on pitch. His overall rate is 8.3.
With the twist and turns of high profile Premier League, the above stats tell clearly that one of these two needs to be grabbed immediately by Arsene Wenger and transform to be the next Thierry Henry at Arsenal.