Why Weimann can gain the most from Gil's arrival

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Aston Villa signed Carles Gil from Valencia last week and it could benefit Andreas Weimann.

Aston Villa's signing of Carles Gil has provided the club with some much needed positivity after what has been a hugely disheartening season so far.

Although Villa are still above the relegation zone, the lack of entertainment that they have provided their supporters with has been massively frustrating.

Paul Lambert has operated with defensive-minded tactics throughout the campaign and the fact that they have managed a paltry 11 goals in 22 Premier League matches proves how dull their football has been. 

Gil's arrival suggests that Lambert may be reconsidering his approach slightly, though, with the Spaniard's technical ability set to dazzle the club's supporters. 

The attacking midfielder came off the substitutes' bench against Liverpool this weekend and although he wasn't able to alter the result he still had a great impact.

His desire to run at defenders and natural attacking instincts have already won him many admirers at Villa Park and the whole team is set to benefit from his arrival, but one player in particular can gain. 

Andreas Weimann has been a source of frustration at Villa Park for some time, but Gil has the ability to bring the best out of him.

Weimann appears to have the complete package. A tireless worker, who is also technically proficient, few can question his ability, yet his lack of goals have seen pressure rise on him. 

The Austrian may not play as an out-and-out centre-forward - as he would have liked - but he still needs to start hitting the back of the net more regularly if he is to be of worth to Lambert's side.

Weimann has notched just three times this season and he only managed to do so on six occasions in the previous campaign. 

It simply isn't a big enough return for someone who has been a mainstay in the team for some time now. 

With Gil in the team though, his pace should prove vital and the amount of chances he gets on the end of should increase.

Weimann's penetrating runs regularly go unnoticed by his current Villa teammates, but with a natural creator in the team they should prove more worthwhile. 

Gil is the addition that Weimann has been waiting for and now he is in the team there can be no more excuses for the 23-year-old. He simply must start putting his name of the scoresheet with more regularity. 

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