According to Tuttomercatoweb, Arsenal are preparing a €17m bid this summer in order to bring young playmaker to the Emirates.

  • Meyer has been touted as a possible Mesut Ozil replacement
  • Offensively very strong, he is weak defensively
  • Still young, Meyer has plenty to work with

The 21-year-old has made 37 appearances for Schalke 04 across three competitions, mostly being played as an central attacking midfielder behind the striker.

Of 37 appearances, on 11 occasions he’s been brought on as a substitute. So far he has scored two goals and made five assists, which seems a bit low for a player playing just behind forwards.


1. Strengths

The young German possesses great technique along with vision and agility. With the ball at his feet he presents a real threat for his opponents as he can pick a precise pass and open up space behind defensive lines.

His main trait is ball control and Meyer looks very comfortable while in possession. On average he makes just under 14 forward passes per game which is just under 50% of his total of 28 attempted passes during 90 minutes. His passing is also precise, with 86% of all passes successful.

Meyer’s ability to open up the opposition is best presented with his statistics for creating chances and key passes. With 25 key passes in 25 Bundesliga games, and 26 created chances, it is quite astonishing that he only made one assist this season in the Bundesliga.

These stats tell us a lot more about the Schalke 04 attackers as Meyer is consistent in his delivery and creating scoring opportunities.

Next – Meyer’s weaknesses