Known for his ability of unearthing hidden talents in football, Wenger is planning to bring an unknown name in European’s goal-scoring circle to the fore by Summer. The French man wants to bring in another Pole following in the steps of Robert Lewandoski as far as goal-scoring goes to European prominence, as plans are underway to sign Ajax Amsterdam’s Arkadiusz Milik when the transfer window opens. Elneny is Wenger’s latest success story in terms of discovering hidden gems in football, and Milik could be next.
The 22-year-old was shipped to the Eredivisie side by Bayern Leverkusen last Summer for only 2 million Pounds, after he was seen as dispensable with Chicharito’s explosive form. But he has since gone ahead to prove critics wrong with his 16 strikes in 25 league appearances thus far. The young Poland international also has 10 goals in 24 international appearances, and his combination with his Bayern Munich countryman could be the deadliest in front of goal at the Euros. Arsenal no doubt needs a goal poacher, and they will do well by getting Milik.
Despite Barcelona’s and Liverpool’s interest in him, Arsenal do have a better chance to get him as they have a proven track record of getting such “nameless” players. The 2 aforementioned sides won’t see him as a first-choice option anyway, but the poor conversion rate of Welbeck and Giroud points to the fact that Milik will easily hold down a starting place at Emirates if he arrives. His arrival will also come cheap, at least in terms of what it would cost to get the big names. But such price will be big enough to lure him away from Netherlands, despite the fact that Ajax might be reluctant to let him go.