Arsenal are very interested in signing Juan Cuadrado (again) and had a £17.6m bid rejected by Juventus.

Arsene Wenger is reportedly on the hunt to find a replacement for Alexis Sanchez (whom he says he isn’t selling) and Juan Cuadrado seems like a perfect option, despite his failure to make an impact with Chelsea. He is a player Wenger tried to sign before he rocked up at Chelsea, so what’s all the fuss about?

At 29 with plenty of experience, Cuadrado is at the peak of his career, playing his best football. Ever since arriving from Colombia in 2008, the player has has played for a few clubs in Italy. He even had a short stint in Chlesea before he eventually moved on loan to Juventus who made it permanent after three seasons at the club.

Cuadrado participated in 45 games last season, scoring three goals and making 10 assists in all competitions.



Cuadrado is very weak at aerial duels, winning just one out of five. At 5″8′, he really should improve that part of his game, especially with the amount of experience he’s had throughout his career.

He can also get easily distracted and make a few wrong moves on the pitch, allowing his opponents to exploit his side of the pitch. His pace can often save him from those mistakes, but that also means he needs to make tackles to stop his opponents. He makes an average of 1.3 tackles per-game and 1.2 fouls, that often lead him to picking up cards.

Last season he collected 10 yellow and one red card which was the result of receiving a second yellow. To make things worse, it was in the Champions League final.

He should learn to be more careful in the future and needs to work on that aspect of his game.

Next, Cuadrado’s potential at Arsenal

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