Miguel Almirón was linked with a move to Arsenal last year and the rumours have started circling again.
- Almiron’s agent responds to reports Arsenal agree £11.5m deal
In January 2017, he moved from Lanus in Argentina to Atlanta United in MLS and has taken another step forward as a player. His team burst onto the scene, with massive crowds and now sit top of their conference.
But what makes the 24-year-old Paraguayan from relatively unknown clubs (at least to most European sides) so special, and would he be a quality signing for Arsenal?
Next, playing style…
2. Goals, goals, goals!
Early last season, Almirón appeared to have the same problem many Arsenal attacking midfielders had in the past: passing it when there was a clear opportunity to score themselves.
Martino urged him to shoot, and shoot he did.
Here is a screamer he scored in the snow in Minnesota:
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) March 12, 2017
Here is another strong strike from earlier that season:
— FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) May 21, 2017
What team couldn’t use goals like that?
For Arsenal, Almirón would surely be a useful player.
Next, drawing comparisons…