Wojciech Szczesny says Paulo Dybala could be the best in the world, comparing him to some of Arsenal’s best players of the last decade or so.
Szczesny joined Juventus from Arsenal over the summer, and as a result has had the chance to train alongside Dybala for the last couple of months.
He compared the Argentine to some recent Arsenal greats, telling the Independent: “I’ve played with Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Mesut Özil. That meant picking the ball out of the net from some very good players in training, but Paulo Dybala is a special talent, he could become the best player in the world.”
Dybala is the striker to catch in Serie A right now, with 10 goals in his first eight games for the Italian side, and 12 in 11 in all competitions. Although the striker was very highly rated last season, in particular for his brace against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, his goal record wasn’t nearly as impressive.
In 2016/17, Dybala scored 19 and assisted 9 in 48 appearances. That’s a goal every 2.53 games, compared to this season’s record of a goal every 0.92 games. That kind of record at such a young age would make comparisons with Arsenal’s best recent players justified, although he has a long way to go to catch the likes of Thierry Henry.
Henry won most of the trophies available with Arsenal and Barcelona, broke the record number of goals for the Gunners, and has a long list of individual awards as well.