The 25 year old international has been in sensational form netting 17 goals in 14 games for current club Olympiakos catching the eye of a number of top European clubs in the process.
The Gunners boss typically refused to talk about any potential move, but he did reveal his admiration for the big Greek international.
According to Le10Sport, he said:
I’m happy for him because this is a guy who has both a physical presence and a sense of finishing the surface. He is a true finisher.
He must try to evolve to a higher level to see if it is really capable of. In any case, all the major European clubs will certainly be alert. When you look at his statistics, we can not neglect.
As the Greek league is less on the front of the stage, there is less talk of Mitroglou. It is discovered that when playing international matches. At Arsenal, it is well known since played the Olympiakos in the Champions League.
Mitroglou was born in Greece but grew up in Germany and began his career at Maura Poulia. He then moved MSV Duisburg in 2001, after four seasons with the club and then joined Borussia Monchengladbach where he established himself as an excellent prospect. He was signed by Olympiacos in the summer of 2007 and has been with the club ever since, except for two loan spells at Panionios and Atromitos.
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His goal scoring record in 2013/14 is attracting a lot attention, with more goals than games. He has netted 17 times in 14 matches in all competitions with 12 of them coming in just 4 games, with four hat-tricks to his name, including one in the Champions League against Anderlecht. He has represented Greece at different youth levels and has now established himself as a regular in the national team scoring 8 goals in 28 matches.
The signing of another proven goal scorer is thought to be high on the list of priorities for Wenger in January as the team is looking at maintaining their title tilt and Mitroglou looks a good buy as he will be available for around £7 million which is far more economical choice than our other targets.
He is great in holding up play coupled with his natural ability to score goals in tight situations and his physical attributes could make him a perfect match for the Premier League, but he is similar to Olivier Giroud in his style of play, which is maybe not what Arsenal need at the moment. I feel the Gunners need a striker who has great pace and dribbling ability to compliment the Frenchman and replace him if he is not available.
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