Report suggests Rabiot is perfect for Arsenal

Adrien Rabiot could be perfectly suited to a move to Arsenal should Arsene Wenger decide to go after the PSG star.

A report in a guide (Le50) produced by French Football Weekly suggests that Paris Saint-Germain youngster Adrien Rabiot could be the perfect signing for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

The 19-year-old has previously been suggested as a midfield addition for the Gunners and with PSG seemingly reluctant to use him on a regular basis, Wenger could complete a deal if he went after one this summer.

The guide, which assesses the best prospects in French football, suggests that Rabiot has the characteristics of a typical Wenger signing.

“A quiet, well-mannered character off the pitch, on it Rabiot possesses impressive technical ability for a player so young,” reads the report.

Wenger’s football at Arsenal has always been based around using players who are technically efficient when in possession.

Rabiot has a passing accuracy of just over 90% based on his Ligue One performances this season, which suggests that technically he can protect and use the ball as effectively as anyone currently in the Arsenal midfield.

The report also suggests that the perception he’s young and underdeveloped is also flawed, with his physique unlikely to give him problems in the Premier League if he made the move to English football.

“His waif-like physique does not pose a problem to him – instead it adds to the elegant quality that this precocious talent exudes when on the ball.”

So you may ask exactly what Wenger is waiting for if he’s looking for a replacement to players like Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky.

The guide suggests that the way he’s represented is an issue, with his mother an obstacle to his development and a potential barrier against a move to North London to develop under Wenger’s guidance.

“The club are reluctant to discuss his future with his overprotective mother in the picture, so the player will need to make a big decision at some point.”

Wait and see but it’s a potentially very good deal Wenger could do this summer.

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