A summer without too much of business has seen Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger criticized for his methods this season. At the fag end of last year, the Gunners were looking a weak side with a number of key players out injured and it seems now that the 66-year old has learnt his lesson.
Long term target and Spanish national Alvaro Morata who has been linked with a move to the club in the past transfer windows is understood to be a step closer to a move to the Premier League this summer.
The 23-year-old has been in and out of the Juventus team all season, sparking speculation that he could be on his way out. Manchester United and Liverpool are also interested in the Spanish attacker but Wenger seems to be making the first move to sign him.
The forward joined Juve in a complicated deal in 2014, which gives Real Madrid the option to buy him back this summer for €30m, a price depending on the number of games he has played in Italy.
According to Spanish site OKdiario, the Madrid have a plan to make a huge profit on Morata by getting him back from Juve and immediately selling him on to Arsenal.
Morata was always a player who was known to have great potential and he showed it in his first season at Turin. He scored the goal that threw Madrid out of last year’s Champions League trophy proving himself to be more than a handful even in crunch games.
Wenger this season has had a problem with his front line. Welbeck who is just back from injury along with Olivier Giroud fell down the pecking order at the Emirates as the manager used winger Theo Walcott as the lone striker for over a month.
They lack the kind of versatility that they need to compete in big games and Morata will give them that edge in tough games Arsenal seem to not be able to win.
Morata is an accomplished finished with a cool head on his shoulders. His movement and speed are often a problem for the defenders and he will surely add another dimension to the front line of the Gunners.
Wenger will surely look for another striking option and the chance of seeing Mesut Ozil, Alvaro Morata and Alexis Sanchez in behind a top class striker is more than mouthwatering for the Emirates faithful.
The 23-year old will also fit into the Arsenal style of play as he has learnt his trade in Spain and will give Wenger a chance to add another star player to his squad.
However, he is yet to play in the Premier League and may take time to adjust to the conditions and the style of play in the country.
Juventus currently own Morata and cannot listen to offers before July this year as a part of a deal with the Los Blancos who have the option to buy him back for €30m.
However, it is understood that Morata would cost Arsenal in the region of €65m (£50m) between transfer fee and wages.
That seems to be a huge investment for a player who is yet to prove himself in England but having seen him play in Spain and then in Italy, Wengre may just be convinced that he is the right man for the club next season.
Do you think Morata will solve Arsenal’s problems next season?