Arsenal are in the race to sign young Turkish prospect Abdülkadir Ömür.

Ömür plays for Turkish side Trabzonspor and has attracted the interested of Arsenal.

Background

The 18-year-old has worked his way through all youth sides of Trabzonspor and made his debut for the senior outfit on January 12, 2016, in the Turkish Cup against Adanaspor. Hes recorded 13 appearances in all competitions, scoring one and assisting two, that season.

The young Turk is also one of the regulars in the national team selection of youth set-ups with a total of 50 appearances from U15 to the most recent debut for U21 Turkish side.

Abdülkadir Ömür is a natural number 10 but he is also capable of playing a more conservative midfield role or as a right-winger.

Strengths

His technical abilities are his main asset, and the player is very comfortable with the ball at his feet. Alongside his ball control comes very good vision and the ability to pick a probing pass to set up a teammate in a dangerous situation.

His pace is also one of the strengths, as the player can quickly break away from his opponents. The combination of his technical abilities and pace make him a very dangerous player, especially when played on the right wing.

Omur likes to break past opponents and cut inside to make himself space to score or create chances.

Weakness

With only 1.68m (5.51ft) in height, Ömür doesn’t make much impact in the aerial challenges and his physical strength leaves him vulnerable to bigger and stronger players if he gets drawn in contact.

He’s only 18-years of age and is still very raw. But there is a very good platform to build on. I believe he will become a very good player in years to come.

Prospect for Arsenal

In my opinion, Abdülkadir Ömür doesn’t have enough quality to make any real impact on the squad at Arsenal, but as with all young players, he needs game time to improve and fulfil his potential.

If he does join the Gunners, the most obvious next move would be a loan to a lower league side in order to get a hold of English football and adapt to the more physical style of play.