Vieira on why Pogba is the perfect player for Arsenal to go after

Patrick Vieira

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has likened Juventus star Paul Pogba to himself during his playing days.

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira has revealed exactly why the Gunners should be going all out to sign Juventus star Paul Pogba.

Vieira has suggested that he and Pogba share many qualities as Arsenal continue to look for the midfield presence, which has been missing since he decided to leave North London.

“People say he’s like me — I guess we have similar power in possession and he’s strong, quite tall, an elegant player,” Vieira is quoted by the Mail.

“But in his head he’s more attacking than I ever was. I would win more balls but he’s more technical. He’ll become one of the best in the world.”

Pogba is an extremely attractive proposition for Arsenal but there are key reasons Arsene Wenger is unlikely to go through the fuss of signing him.

Firstly, the price is a major obstacle.

Chelsea are being tipped to bid around £60 million for the Frenchman, which means Arsenal would have to come in higher than that amount to get Juventus’ attention.

With the exception of Mesut Ozil last summer, Wenger rarely commissions the club to pay for huge deals unless the player coming in vastly improves the side he’s already assembled.

That leads nicely onto the next point which is that Arsenal are well stocked in terms of central midfielders.

Wenger has two good number ten players available, with good attacking skills in the form of Ozil and Santi Cazorla, if the club manage to keep him in North London.

Aaron Ramsey also deserves to start in the middle of the team next season due to his impressive performances last season.

Pogba has developed tremendously since he joined Juventus from Manchester United.

He’s the sort of player that it’s very difficult to turn down the chance of signing, but Wenger would suggest that Arsenal don’t need him which means a more attacking version of Vieira is unlikely to be at the Emirates Stadium next season.

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