Five facts about Arsenal striker target Paco Alcacer

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Arsenal have been linked with a move for Valencia's young striker Paco Alcacer, but who is he?

Arsene Wenger is clearly trying to strengthen his striking options this summer and has been linked with a number of new signings, but a surprise name that has appeared recently is Valencia youngster Paco Alcacer, who has been impressing in La Liga this season.

It may not be the big name that Arsenal fans wanted, but 20-year-old Alcacer has been one of Spain's promising stars for some time, and reports suggest that Wenger is eyeing up a move for the Valencia striker, who recently scored the winner for his side in a 3-2 at Barcelona.

With his compatriot Alvaro Morata also on Wenger's shopping list, what could set Alcacer apart if Wenger had to decide between the two? Here is a little more information on Alcacer.

  • Alcacer joined Valencia at the age of 12 having moved from local side Torrent CF in 2005.

  • Having scored a staggering 42 goals in 64 games for Valencia 'B' team, Alcacer was promoted to the first team.

  • After making his debut aged just 16, Alcacer was sent out loan to fellow La Liga side Getafe where he four goals in 23 appearances.

  • The youngster is now a part of the Valencia first team again, and has hit an impressive 10 goals in 23 games in all competitions this season.

  • Alcacer has been a fixture of Spanish youth sides, featuring from Under-16 all the way up to Under 21's, scoring 29 goals in 41 games across all levels.

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