Mikel Arteta's two concerns over top Arsenal transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai


Arsenal reportedly have two reservations about signing Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.

Szoboszlai has emerged as one of the best young players in Europe after a series of impressive performances for Salzburg.

This season he had five goals and nine assists from his attacking midfield position and he is tipped to make a move in January.

Szoboszlai’s £23million release clause is understood to be attractive to a number of teams, including Arsenal and AC Milan.

But according to The Athletic, there is concerns at the Emirates about his suitability in a Mikel Arteta’s set-up.

The report says there are question marks about Szoboszlai’s ball retention and defensive abilities.

It is claimed Arsenal are pondering whether to sign Szoboszlai now or bring in a more experienced option.

The Gunners have struggled for goals in the Premier League with just nine in as many games.

Arsenal’s last goal from open play came at the start of October.

Meanwhile, Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he doesn’t mind being played from the left side despite cutting a frustrated figure at times this season.

Aubameyang has scored just two league goals this season with Arsenal looking toothless in attack.

“I play everywhere, I don’t mind really, I really don’t mind,” Aubameyang told Arsenal.com.

“Everyone knows where I prefer to play but this doesn’t matter because I prefer to have many options than just one.

“I want to help and I want to learn as well. Because you learn every day even if you are young or maybe older, but I’m still learning and I feel good everywhere.

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“[You learn because] your movements are different if you play, for example, on the left. You have to play sometimes more in the pocket to try to connect with the midfield players. And it’s maybe different with the striker position, as a No 9. It’s completely different, sometimes you have to be wide, but when you are a striker you are more central and it’s really different.

“But I’ve learnt a lot of things since I’ve been playing on the left side. It gives me opportunities because a lot of defences are attracted by the No 9. Laca and Eddie are doing a great job and so they leave space for us sometimes to come and run in behind the defence. So of course it’s helped me and I’m still learning as a left winger.”





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