There is no doubt Arsenal supporters are anxiously waiting for the oft touted Marquee signing. Names such as Mbappe waft in a smell of promise, a hint of glory. In a team of attacking options such as Alexis Sanchez, and, consistent international performer, Giroud, a promising striker will add a little. Why only a little? If we lose Sanchez’s 20 odd goals and gain a 20 odd goal striker, the tally will only alter modestly. If is kind of like acquiring a silver bar, valuable but not earth shattering.
However, gaining a defender on a free might be the gold nugget that is easy to overlook. Compare the stats in this infographic that appears on www.oulala.com:
Kolasinac could prove to be a true gold nugget. He betters our current options significantly in most areas. Not only are his interceptions much better at 3.2 than Monreal at 2.5 or Gibb’s significantly lower return, his forward contributions absolutely glow in comparison. With 3 goals and 5 assists, his competition in the team can only muster 0 goals and 3 assists between them.
Truly Kolasinac has the potential to shine like a true gold nugget.
There is no doubt that fans will not be happy until the marquee signing arrives. However, it is best not to overlook the gold nugget whilst waiting for the silver bar.