Antoine Griezmann scores twice - Arsenal must regret not signing him

Antoine Griezmann

The Atletico Madrid attacker continued his excellent form yesterday, with the Gunners left to rue not landing him.

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann scored twice in his side’s 3-0 victory over Almeria yesterday to take his personal goal tally to 14 in 24 La Liga games this season.

The France international has been a revelation for Diego Simeone’s men this season, playing in behind lone striker Mario Mandzukic and running the show for the defending Spanish champions.

After being crowned La Liga player of the month for January, Griezmann has shown that he is one of Spanish football’s brightest stars and has replicated his scintillating Real Sociedad form at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

With Griezmann playing out of his skin for Atletico, Arsenal fans must wish that the diminutive forward had joined Arsene Wenger’s ranks in the summer.

With the Frenchman clearly outgrowing the Anoeta side, a battle for his signature ensued, with the attacker later revealing that the Gunners had made an approach for him.

Given Griezmann’s technique, speed and eye for goal, his capture alongside Alexis Sanchez in the summer would arguably have turned the North London side’s attack into the most rounded in the Premier League.

With Sanchez and Griezmann operating behind Olivier Giroud, Arsenal’s attack would have been mesmerising and the 23-year-old could well have been the player to have the North Londoners fighting for the Premier League title this term.

The French star will be in European action in midweek, as Atletico travel to Germany to take on Bayer Leverkusen at the BayArena on Wednesday night.

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