Arsenal line up South American winger to boost title bid

By Mark Peters IN General,Ligue 1,Premier League,Transfers - 19:55 Aug 12th 2017

It is hard to see much of a future for Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal, though it remains to be seen whether or not he is sold before the end of August or departs for nothing next summer.

Paris Saint-Germain’s £198m signing of Neymar proves that the French giants mean business in the transfer market and they have been rumoured to be interested in the Chilean international for quite some time.

A deal between the two clubs therefore remains a distinct possibility, whilst £27m-rated Lucas Moura could move in the opposite direction if reports in the Daily Star are to be believed.

LUCAS MOURA

Despite seeming to have been around forever, the Brazilian international only turns 25 today, so his best years as a footballer should still be ahead of him.

Blessed with the sort of lightning pace that can frighten opposition defenders to death, the PSG man has been a model of consistency across the last four Ligue 1 campaigns, something that is not often said about wingers:

Lucas Moura
POS: FWDAGE: 24Y 11M
HEIGHT: 5FT 8INWEIGHT: 11ST 4LB
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
13/14
PSG
36
11
5
14/15
PSG
28
5
7
15/16
PSG
36
4
9
16/17
PSG
37
5
11
TOTAL
137
25
32

In fact, the 25-year-old has made a direct contribution to between 12 and 16 goals in each of these top-flight seasons, scoring more than he has created in each of the last three.

Similar in style to Theo Walcott, but better able to cope with the rigours of playing week in, week out, Lucas is also significantly younger than the England international:


Lucas Moura
versusTheo
Walcott
FWDPOSITIONFWD
24Y 11MAGE28Y 4M
5FT 8INHEIGHT5FT 7IN
11ST 4LBWEIGHT10ST 4LB
 
FL | PSG | | ARS | PL
08/13 - 05/1708/13 - 05/17
93
STARTS
49
8384
MINS
PLAYED
4446
32
GOALS
25
25
ASSISTS
8
15
OPENING
GOALS
6
13
WINNING
GOALS
6
18
HOME
GOALS
18
14
AWAY
GOALS
7
3
HEADED
GOALS
2
L
2
R
17
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
3
R
19
262
MINS
PER GOAL
178
8
TOTAL
2

Not only that, but the Brazilian has proven with the volume of assists that he has accumulated that his final ball is not lacking, an accusation that is often labelled against the Arsenal man.

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