Arsenal is approaching the signing of striker Sardar Azmoun, the striker who scored twice in Vietnam against the Asian Cup finals in 2019.
Arsenal, Premier League 2019-2020, Summer Transfer 2020
Azmoun’s double video against Vietnam Tel in the 2019 Asian Cup finals
The future of striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal is being questioned when the Gabon’s striker’s current contract will expire in the summer of 2021. Besides negotiating to keep his striker No.1, ” Gunners “are also preparing alternatives.
Azmoun in the match against Vietnam Tel in the Asian Cup 2019
It is Sardar Azmoun, a 25-year-old Iranian striker who has been dubbed the “Iranian Messi” thanks to the physique and playstyle of the Argentine superstar. Azmoun is currently wearing Zenit St Petersburg, scoring 26 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.
Coach Mikel Arteta loves Azmoun’s style of play and is actively contacting Zenit through the bridge of former player Andrei Arshavin. Arshavin is currently in charge of the transfer of the Russian team and has a close relationship with Arteta.
Be aware, Arsenal has been contacting Azmoun since April, but could not reach an official agreement. However, Arshavin’s intervention could help complete negotiations between the two clubs.
As an Asian player, Azmoun is being valued at just € 14.5 million on Transfermarkt. This is a price consistent with the criteria “delicious, complementary, cheap” of Arsenal. Moreover, Azmoun is very versatile when he can play center, defense or two wings.
Azmoun is not a strange name to Vietnamese football. In the Asian Cup group stage of 2019, this player once scored twice against goalkeeper Van Lam, helping Iran win with a score of 2-0. Before that, he also joined the Iran team in the 2015 Asian Cup and 2018 World Cup.
Sardar Azmoun had a goodbye time with Iran after the 2018 World Cup because of the fierce criticism from the fans and his mother’s health, but was persuaded by coach Carlos Queiroz to play in the Asian Cup. 2019.
If he joins Arsenal, Azmoun will be the second Iranian player to play in the Premier League alongside Brighton’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh from 2018 to the present. He is the fifth player after Karim Bagheri (Charlton Athletic season 2000-2001), Andranik Teymourian (Bolton and Fulham from 2006 to 2009) and Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham from 2012 to 2014).
With a 4-1-4-1 tactical scheme, coach Carlos Queiroz will let the strikers threaten the Vietnam Tel goal from different directions.