Arsenal have brilliant chance to sign Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa

Arsenal have a brilliant chance to sign Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa on a cut-price deal this summer.

The London giants have had a quiet summer transfer window, but they are currently close to securing an agreement to land Bologna defender Riccardo Calafiori.

The Gunners have plans of strengthening their frontline too. A marquee striker remains a priority while they could also pursue another versatile wide player.

In our view, the club should swoop for the services of Chiesa, who could leave the Bianconeri for just £21 million with his contract expiring in June next year.

Chiesa could be Trossard 2.0 on the right wing

Arsenal made the surprise signing of Leandro Trossard from Brighton & Hove Albion in January last year, and he has proved an outstanding acquisition thus far.

The Belgian registered one goal and 10 assists during the second half of the 2022/23 season and added another 17 goals and two assists in the previous campaign.

Trossard started off his Arsenal career as a substitute for Gabriel Martinelli on the left wing, but he was an undisputed starter ahead of the Brazilian during the season run-in last term.

In our opinion, the Gunners should now swoop for the services of Chiesa. The Italian would be a quality back-up option behind Bukayo Saka on the right wing next season.

Chiesa has played as a second striker or as a left winger at club level in recent years, but he has been most successful from the right flank in his career with 64 goal contributions from 130 outings.

This has been his main role with the Italian national side too. He had a concerning injury record after Euro 2020, but he was largely unscathed last term, making 13 goal contributions from 2500 minutes.

With his good dribbling skills and playmaking ability (12 big chances created last season), the £151,000-a-week star would be a fine acquisition, particularly with the low transfer fee involved.

The big question remains whether he would accept a reduced role behind Saka at Arsenal. If he is prepared to do so, it appears a no-brainer decision for the Gunners to sign him.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com, Capology.com & Sofascore.com

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