Warming the Bench, Why Arsenal Must Sign £20m Playmaker

Xherdan Shaqiri Bayern ArsenalLiverpool and Arsenal already have few attacking midfielders in their squad but still they are looking to sign more in the upcoming transfer window.
Gunners have been linked with the likes of German international Reus and Draxler. However, there is a Swiss playmaker who can be signed realistically.
The player in discussion is Bayern’s Xherdan Shaqiri. The £20m rated talented star was linked with a move away from Allianz Arena but eventually stayed.
Now Guardian suggests that Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing the Swiss international who is usually warming the bench with the European Champions.
This season, in eight Bundesliga fixtures, Shaqiri has only been able to feature in 6. Started only 3 and was substituted twice as well.
After his big money move to Bayern last season, even Heynckes did not give him many starts. Shaqiri could only start 13 league games for the German giants last season.
He scored 4 goals and provided 6 assists in the league in the treble winning season.
The 21 year old playmaker was highly regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the world but finds it hard to start when there are world class players like Robben and Ribery who occupy both flanks at Bayern.
Arsenal must sign the playmaker who has the ability of working with both feet and can fit in as a central attacking midfielder and a right winger.
Shaqiri deserves first team football and many top clubs will be interested in luring him, therefore gunners may have to face stiff competition.
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Dusko Cakovic

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  1. simbarashe says:

    It is true that arsenal need a powerfull attacker ,using both legs lik Shaqiri will do .he is not getting chances in the starting line up he can change the match if they give him time to play

  2. Perrygrovesworld says:

    Arsenal have Özil, Cazorla and Rosicky and already in the playmaker role. This guy would simply warm the Arsenal bench as well. We need a wideman who really likes playing wide. Someone to act as backup for Podolski since Gervinho left. We also need a striker, a real centre forward who can hold up play in the final third and score goals like Giroud does week in week out…

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