It is rare to find a creative South American with a feisty, bullish approach to football. It appears however, that Arsenal may just sign yet another well rounded Chilean.
After landing Alexis Sanchez from FC Barcelona last summer, Arsene Wenger is looking at another World Cup star to add to his squad for next season, according to the Daily Mirror.
This time, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking at Internacional midfielder Charles Aranguiz. Aranguiz travelled to Brazil in 2014 for the World Cup, along with Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas, as part of Jorge Sampaoli 23-man squad.
At 25 years of age, Aranguiz is in this prime years of his career, something that was evident in Brazil. He is a very technical player, as you'd imagine, but he works tirelessly and is more than happy to throw his body around the pitch. Off, and indeed on the ball, Aranguiz has a very similar style of play to Sanchez.
If Santi Cazorla ends up leaving the Emirates Stadium, Aranguiz could be an ideal replacement for their talismanic Spaniard. Although he may not have the technical qualities that Cazorla possesses, his hard working ruggedness could allow record signing Mesut Ozil to thrive in a lone number 10 role for the Gunners.
Aranguiz would jump at the opportunity to join Sanchez in north London. His style of play would certainly fit the Gunners and I can't imagine it would take too long for him to settle in the Premier League.
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