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The goal of 40 million loss will make Arsenal regret?

02 Feb 2022 | 06:12 | Football

 Arsenal have just missed the expected target with a value of 40 million euros and they may completely regret their decision.

This winter transfer window, the midfield is one of the places where Arsenal aim to strengthen their forces when Thomas Partey returns to attend AFCON, Granit Xhaka often makes mistakes, Albert Sambi Lokonga is inexperienced, Mohamed Elneny’s contract is about to expire while Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been loaned.

The target of the Gunners is the midfielder who is in high form in Ligue 1 in Lyon shirt, Bruno Guimaraes. He has a knack for playing deep, building the ball from the bottom line and is also very strong in disputes. Therefore, the Brazilian national star is expected to be a reasonable replacement for Xhaka, who has the same position but often makes mistakes and makes the home team play with a lack of people.

However, Arsenal failed in this deal and watched Newcastle United steal their target for 40 million euros. Recently, the Sky Sports page has pointed out the strengths of Bruno Guimaraes’ play and these statistics may make the Gunners regret more because they missed the Brazilian midfielder.

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Statistics show the strong defense of Bruno Guimaraes.  

Accordingly, in Ligue 1 this season, the Lyon star successfully completed 158 duels, 50 tackles as well as 71 successful ball possessions in the midfield. The numbers show that Bruno Guimaraes is a true sweeper in midfield and can become the perfect partner for Thomas Partey, especially in high pressing situations with the Gunners.

On the offensive front, the Brazilian midfielder also has impressive statistics. Accordingly, he owns 342 successful passes into the area of ​​​​the opponent’s third of the field, leading the entire Ligue 1 in this category. As for the area from 1/2 field to the opponent’s goal, Bruno Guimaraes also had 663 times bringing the ball to the right teammate’s feet. The figures show how excellent Lyon’s pillar is in coordinating the ball up the front line.

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The Brazilian midfielder is also very good at translating the ball upwards.  

Commenting on the Samba star’s playing style, expert Tim Vickery commented on ESPN that: ” Bruno Guimaraes will become a big figure, a voice in the Newcastle dressing room. 

He is very versatile, mobile and good at contention. Bruno Guimaraes is a world-class midfielder at the moment and he still has a lot of room to develop. He’s smart and ambitious, an ideal signing for Newcastle .”

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