ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta has the potential to change the fortunes of three players.
Mikel Arteta lined together with Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez during his time in the Emirates. The Arsenal manager may be in the process of developing an individual version of this trio over the months ahead and over time.
Cazorla, Ozil and Sanchez each had a hugely successful period throughout the time they were at Arsenal. All three had down periods which was particularly the cases of Cazorla because of injury and Ozil after his split with Arteta.
There was no doubt about their value and impact in the squad when they performed at their very best. Cazorla is the very first to make his debut in 2012 and was a versatile midfielder that could play on both wings as well as a number 10.
Arsene Wenger later turned The Spaniard into a highly effective No 8before suffering an incredibly painful injury nearly caused his right foot to be amputated. Arsenal might have a comparable player like Cazorla as Fabio Vieira.
Arsenal have made Vieira as one of the initial to sign in the spring of June, at a cost of PS34million. He has yet to make his first appearance with the Premier League and question marks remain about his ideal position.
Similar to Cazorla, who is younger than Cazorla, Vieira can play on both flanks, however, he maybe he is better suited to play in a central position. The Portuguese was a no. 8 in the past at his former team Sporting Lisbon and as he continues to grow as a player in English soccer, it is possible that he may follow the same path as Cazorla.
If there is room to accommodate both Vieira or Martin Odegaard in the Arsenal XI in the present time is yet to be determined. However, it’s not only being the same initials, where there are similarities in Odegaard and Ozil come to an end.
Odegaard can spot a passing opportunity which many players are unable to as well, similar to Ozil. Also, he can be frustrated in the area of goal, giving chances to shoot not looking for a teammate.
There’s much to be developed in Norway’s football, however having a place to play at for a long period of time has clearly helped him. There is no sign that he won’t be able to fulfill the huge promise the Norwegian has shown.
In Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal have an extremely intriguing player who could become the next Arsenal player to succeed Sanchez. The ability to move quickly, with strength, and a keen eye for goal were among Sanchez’s most notable traits throughout his time at north London.
Martinelli is making himself an integral part of Arteta’s squad, jumping ahead of Emile Smith Rowe in the pecking order to the left side of the attack. Martinelli, Odegaard and Vieira could be the key players to Arsenal’s future success in the coming years.