Rabiot could become an Arsenal player in January
Arsene Wenger has further stepped up in his bid to sign highly-rated PSG midfielder, Adrien Rabiot according to reports.
The 19-year-old France U-21 International has long been of keen interest to the Gunners boss and with PSG believed to have opened the door to let the youngster pursue his career elsewhere in January, Wenger is ready to fend off the challenges of other clubs to land his man. AS Roma were the Gunners’ major rivals for his signature in the summer when it appeared a move was likely, and they may yet be on his trail especially if they feel resigned to losing Kevin Strootman to Manchester United.
The usually reliable Gianluca Di Marzio states that Arsenal is “seriously pursuing” the midfielder, who has not yet nailed down a starting berth at the capital club. PSG boss, Laurent Blanc, had made the admission that they could permit Rabiot to seek greener pastures come winter, meaning that a substantial bid will surely be accepted.
Rabiot is a central midfielder who has a good rapport with the ball. He may still be a teenager and a little slender to come in to that defensive midfield role which we so desperately needs strengthening, but the one man you know can transform a player into what he’s most capable of becoming has to be is Arsene Wenger. He figures he has a plan for his fellow Frenchman which will see him live up to his billing.
Rabiot, compared to all Arsenal midfielders, is of a different crop. He is able to play as a defensive midfielder and can equally be pushed a little further in the box-to-box role. With a frame that is just an inch off Yaya Toure (he might still add some proteins considering he’s just 19), he will offer the Gunners a presence in the middle of the park which will not easily be shoved away. He also is a good passer of the ball, and is always ready to take the ball off players under pressure.
With Euro 2016 around the corner, he will be keen to make himself available for selection to gain him promotion and compete for places in the French National team. As well as adding to the overall quality of our squad, getting Rabiot will be a sure investment in the future of the club as he can go on to become part of the spine of an evolving Arsenal destined for great accomplishments in the not too distant future.
Arsenal are not exactly short in midfield, as a quick glance through the squad picture will show. Wilshere, Ramsey, Chamberlain, Rosicky, Diaby, Arteta, Flamini, Cazorla and even Coqeulin are all midfielders, and so it may be argued that it is more of a luxury deal than the acquisition of an asset.
With time, though, he may well be the greatest asset yet unknown.
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