Sensational reports from the French League this morning are claiming Arsenal are set to announce the signing of Dimitri Payet from West Ham for £25 million. The Frenchman was West Ham’s best player last season despite missing as much as three months of the season. He scored 12 goals and created 14 assists compared to Ozil’s 9 goals and 20 assists despite playing the full season without any major injury.
This is not saying Payet is at the same level as ozil, never ever, however, if the reports claiming we have signed him is true, then he will be a massive addition to the current Arsenal team. He will directly replace Walcott on the right wing and can inter-change with Sanchez on the left wing as well. Aside this, he will be a worthy replacement for Mesut Ozil in the middle whenever Wenger finds need to rest Mesut Ozil or whenever the German is not able to play for whatever reason.
He is already 29, will be 30 next March, and have quite an experience in the game. His hunger and fighting spirit will lift Arsenal’s dressing room. The fact that Chelsea are also interested in him makes it sweeter, beating them to his signing will be sweet.
Imagine a team consisting Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Jamie Vardy, Dimitri Payet and Granit Xhaka and either of Cazorla, Wilshere or Ramsey providing cover from behind. That will be scary.