Over the last few days, Arsenal have been linked to Athletic club winger, Nico Williams. The Spanish wide-man had a few substitution appearances for Spain in the world cup and showcased some excellent quality for a man who’s just 20 years old.
If The Gunners are to go for Nico, it would carry on with our title of having one of the youngest teams not only in the Premier League but in the world.
According to Goal Spain, they mentioned Arsenal as one of the teams targeting the young Spaniard and could be tempted in activating his €50m release clause. The Spanish winger would be the only Spanish player at the club since letting Hector Bellerin leave for Barcelona. Due to Mikel Arteta being Spanish, it would make sense for the speedy winger to make a switch to the Premier League.
The 20-year-old from Pamplona is seen as one of the best dribblers in the top five leagues according to Wyscout, with 4.5 successful dribbles per 90. The successful dribbles take the pacey, direct talent to third in the dribbling table, behind another Arsenal link in Rafael Leao and Lauriente.
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Bukayo Saka & Martinelli are already such powerful dribblers down the wing with Saka coming 21st and Martinelli coming 29th. By adding the apparent third-best dribbler in the world to our team, we will be creating a lot more chances in the final third with all of them in our squad.
Having a €50m release clause isn’t cheap but at only 20 years of age, he’s a player with enormous potential and a bright future. He’s a Spain Senior international with four goals and three assists in La Liga this season. It makes plenty of sense to keep tabs on this man, despite interest in Moussa Diaby and an array of European talent on the wings.
Williams isn’t the only Spanish star Arsenal are keeping tabs on with Yeremy Pino another sought-after talent from Villarreal that has been linked to Arsenal and if we were to fail to sign Nico, Yeremy would be another great option for our attack.
A final green flag with Nico Williams is that the man is ambidextrous, with the ability to use both feet to dribble, pass and shoot. As well as this it makes him more versatile, being able to play on both flanks, accumulating 985 minutes at right-wing and 288 minutes at left wing.
A man who has been picked at such a young age for the Spanish National team by Luis Enrique, it’s undoubtable the intelligent winger would be a great option for Arsenal’s attack. Arsenal have been linked to several wide-men during the January transfer window, but do you think Nico Williams could be one?