Arsenal has reportedly developed an interest in Juventus star Federico Bernardeschi who is said to be considering a move out of the Turin club due to lack of regular game time under Maurizio Sarri. Despite being one of Juve’s important players during Allegri’s reign, Bernardeschi has struggled for regular first-team actions this campaign as he’s not rated by the former Chelsea boss.
The 26-year-old has started just nine league matches this season and he is set to move to a new club this summer. Arsenal manager Arteta, who currently has some contract issues to sort out, is now looking at the prospect of luring the Italian international to the Emirates Stadium ahead of next season.
According to reports coming out of the North London club, the Gunners are keeping close tabs on the player with the hope of completing his signing when the summer transfer window reopens. Bernardeschi is relatively unknown to many Arsenal fans and it is very likely they know nothing about their latest transfer target.
We take a quick look at the player’s profile and predict what he would possibly add to the team should he eventually move to the Premier League giants. Bernardeschi is a natural right-winger who can equally feature at the left flank. The Italian is versatile enough to play in an advanced part of the midfield which means he might be the best man to replace unsettled German midfielder Mesut Ozil.
In terms of what the player would bring to the table, Bernardeschi is a speedy player who loves beating defenders with his pace. He will surely enhance the Gunners ability to make quick counter-attacking moves during matches due to his speed and abilities to make key passes.
According to WhoScored’s ratings, Bernardeschi is a free-kick specialist and he has very laudable crossing techniques, which means the Gunners will likely see an improvement in their chances of scoring from dead-ball situations. Having won two Serie A titles with the Scudetto Champions, Bernardeschi’s winning mentality will likely play a huge role in boosting Arsenal’s morale in their quest for their first Premier League title in more than 16 years.
Joining Arsenal would be a great deal for the 26-year-old who will hope to begin his Arsenal career on a bright note. However, it may take him a while before settling into the team owing to the fact that he hasn’t stepped out of the shores of Italy all through his seven-year-old professional career.