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Arsenal poised to move for unsettled Juventus star

Pogba has grown disillusioned with life in Turin. (©GettyImages)
Pogba has grown disillusioned with life in Turin. (©GettyImages).

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, is set to attempt to sign unsettled Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba once again after failing on two previous occasions reports The Mirror.

The 20-year-old, who joined Juventus on a free transfer from Manchester United last summer, has enjoyed a breakthrough season in Turin and has become one of Europe’s hottest young midfielders.

Arsenal are likely to have to pay big to acquire the Frenchman’s signature but is Wenger really prepared to take a risk on the young man’s temperament.

Pogba is a leggy midfielder that oozes class and ability in the middle of the park, as well as having an eye for a goal – he has five goals in his 27 league appearances for Juventus this season.

However, the French international has a darker side – a tendency to let the red mists descend. This was seen recently in Juventus’ title clinching game; where he was sent off for spitting at an opponent. Despite his obvious talent, can Arsenal afford to take the risk on a player that could potentially cost the team a victory?

Of course, it may just be the petulance of his youth and he may learn to mellow. Furthermore, Wenger may indeed feel that this is the fire and passion that Arsenal need in the middle of the park – he has been dubbed the ‘next Patrick Vieira’ after all.

Although, should Wenger feel that Pogba’s petulant behaviour may get in the way, there is always Stoke’s Steven N’Zonzi to fulfil a similar role.

The 24-year-old – like Pogba – has long had Wenger’s admiration and was linked with a switch to the Emirates from Blackburn; before deciding to join Stoke.

Whether N’Zonzi is capable of making the step up is another question that needs to be answered, however, as Pogba has played for two of the best teams in Europe already and has Champions League experience.


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