The 23 year old has enjoyed a stellar season for Real Sociedad scoring 16 times and has also earned a place in the French squad ahead of this summers tournament.
The Frenchman has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates over the past 12 months and Wenger has also admitted that he’s a huge fan of the youngster back in February, while also confirming that they have sent scouts to keep a close eye on him.
The winger has now admitted that he is unsure where he will be playing next season, but is focusing on Real Sociedad’s last game of the season and the World Cup.
According to Daily Star, he said:
I do not know, but first we have to play against Villarreal, then the World Cup and then we’ll see. I hope to have holidays and then we’ll see what happens.
If one day I leave, it will be to move to a big club. But there is still a long time for that.
That’s something that the club and my agent will deal with.
I’m here enjoying myself and we’ll see what can happen. I’m focused on playing.
He is a goal scorer, but isn’t a typical striker, as he often plays on the left wing, where he likes to take on defenders. He has blistering pace, dribbling quality and willingness to consistently support attacks. He likes to cut inside and use his pace to expose slower central players and drag the full-back out of position.
The Gunners need a new striker to support Olivier Giroud and a winger of Griezmann’s quality would add a great deal to Arsenal’s attacking prowess, as well as providing an alternative for injury-prone Theo Walcott. The Frenchman would provide a similar player to Walcott but on the left wing, as well as providing plenty of goals from a wide position.
He is an incredibly exciting prospect, would fit well into Arsenal’s set up and provide goals. He could bring in the attacking threat that has was missed in the latter stages of the season. He is contracted to the Spanish club until 2016 and will reportedly cost £25 million. However, it remains to be seen whether Wenger will be willing to spend that much on Griezmann.
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