Arsenal eye wonder-kid to boost title chances

By timgarrett IN General,Transfers - 19:34 Dec 26th 2016

Arsenal’s title campaign may have taken a few knocks in recent weeks, but Arsene Wenger is in no mood to concede just yet.

With a highly winnable run of games coming up and the opportunity to reinforce his options in January, the veteran French manager will be doing everything he can to push the Gunners back up the table.

Reports in The Sun suggest that a key part of his plan to do exactly that is to bring Portuguese wonderkid Gonçalo Guedes to the Emirates as soon as next month.

GONCALO GUEDES

At just 20 years old, Guedes is by no means the finished article, although his undoubted talent has seen him secure a starting spot in table-topping Benfica’s team this term.

Goncalo Guedes
POS: FWDAGE: 20Y 0M
HEIGHT: 5FT 10INWEIGHT: 11ST 6LB
 
PPL | BEF | 16/1716/17 16/17 | BEF | PPL
WITHWITHOUT
13
MATCHES
2
85%
WIN%
50%
8%
DRAW%
50%
8%
LOSS%
28
GOALS FOR
4
6
GOALS AGAINST
2
2.2
GOALS F
PER GAME
2
0.5
GOALS A
PER GAME
1
41.8
MINS PER
GOALS F
45
195
MINS PER
GOALS A
90
SHOTS F
PER GAME
2.6
POINTS
PER GAME
2
8
CLEAN SHEETS
11
TOTAL
1

Guedes has started 13 out of 15 games in a team, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist, and however viewers of Benfica will vouch for the fact that these numbers do not do his contribution justice.

A strong, exciting and dynamic mover, Guedes is a constant threat to opposition defences and his quality on the ball would suit Arsenal’s style of play perfectly.

He also prefers to play very wide, meaning he could offer the Gunners the natural width they have at times missed this season.

Should Wenger choose to open his cheque book for this youngster, it could make all the difference in this year’s title race.

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