16 goals in 30 La Liga matches for a player playing outside of the top three teams in Spain is no mean feat, and no wonder 23 year old Antoine Griezmann is grabbing the headlines and attracting the big teams in Europe including Arsenal. The player is reportedly available for £24million and Arsenal is said to be interested in signing him.
5 Things You need to know about the player;
Who is Antoine Griezmann?
Born 23 years ago in Lyon, France, the French international started his footballing career at UF Maconnais where his father was also a coach. Griezmann was spotted by Real Sociedad while playing in a tournament organized by PSG at age 14.
Griezmann is probably one of the most technically gifted midfielders in the Spanish La Liga. Though, light, and a bit small in size, the 23 year old attacking forward who was this evening named in the French team to this year’s World Cup in Brazil is quick, and a handful in the wide areas.
Griezmann is a versatile player whose inclusion in the Arsenal team will probably give us a lot of attacking option. His ability to play from the left side of the midfield and also as a centre forward are some of the reasons why several clubs are queuing for his signature.
Ability to hold on to the ball
Griezmann’s ability to hold on to the ball and bring others into play is his greatest asset, and this will benefit a team like Arsenal.
Antoine Griezmann needs to work real hard on his crossing, which is an important element needed to succeed in the English Premier League should Arsenal decide to sign him this summer. The 23 year old forward also needs to be consistent if he hopes to play for a big team like Arsenal with highly demanding fan base. Griezmann tends to drift out of games, which could cost him his place in a team like Arsenal.