10 facts about Arsenal target Juan Cuadrado

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Arsenal have been linked with Juan Cuadrado, what do fans need to know about him?

Arsenal were said to have scouted Juan Cuadrado over the weekend, and picked a great game for him to do it, with the winger scoring twice in a 2-1 win at Chievo.

Cuadrado said upon learning of the Gunners interest: "I did not know, I learned from you now. It's something that pleases me, but I'm happy here at Fiorentina and later we'll see."

So what do fans need to know about him? Here are 10 facts...

1) Cuadrado is a right-winger who plays for Fiorentina and is co-owned with Udinese.

2) The 25-year-old has an impressive six goals in 11 appearances for his side this season.

3) The Colombian international has 20 caps for his country and three goals, one of which came against Brazil.

4) He has played for three Serie A sides so far in his career, with Lecce, Udinese and Fiorentina.

5) His 10 key passes is the second highest in the Fiorentina team this season, while his average of 2.8 successful dribbles per game makes him the most prolific in the squad.

6) Last season he picked up 11 bookings, more than any Arsenal player did in 2012/13, Arteta and Ramsey both with eight.

7) The first professional club of his career was Independient Medellin in Colombia, where his international teammate and Porto superstar Jackson Martinez began his career.

8) Cuadrado has a contract with his existing club(s) which lasts until 2017.

9) He is also said to be attracting interest from Juventus and Bayern Munich.

10) The winger's brace at the weekend came on his 50th appearance for Fiorentina.


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