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The THREE players Wenger should watch closely in Brazil

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Arsene WengerThis year’s summer transfer window takes a back seat for a few weeks as the world’s greatest sporting event takes place in two days time. This, however, doesn’t mean we can’t indulge ourselves in the possible transfer targets that could potentially be signed come the end of the tournament, and what better way to analyze players’ abilities than by gauging their performance in what is undoubtedly the most high pressure event of their careers.

With that in mind, Arsene Wenger will undoubtedly be sending club scouts to check out a few of the world’s best, and indeed, the Frenchman will also want to take a close personal look himself.

There will be an array of talent on show, but the three players I think Wenger and co. should watch closely during the World Cup are Loic Remy of QPR, Toulouse’s Serge Aurier and Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann. This trio should be scouted based on recent speculation and likelihood of signing as well as price range. All good players who could really bring something to the table at Arsenal.

Remy would be a decent alternative to fellow country man Olivier Giroud as we have often needed something different up front in a number of games. He’s pacey with a high-work rate that is able to spring the offside trap and make the darting runs that we often use to carve teams open. His size is deceiving and the Frenchman possesses great strength on the ball and is also a good header of the ball. Not only can he find the back of the net, but Remy has the ability to create his own chances and is technically gifted too. Back all this up with our creative midfield behind him and support from the likes of Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, we could well see the QPR man add to his tally with his ability to move into decent positions.

On to Aurier. The Ivory Coast international would be an astute choice to challenge Carl Jenkinson for the soon to be vacant starting right-back role with Bacary Sagna set to leave. The 21-year-old defender can also play anywhere along the back-line and his tackling ability and levels of concentration are admirable; his ability to dribble and knack for picking out key passes is an added bonus to the young man’s set of skills. Aurier has a tendency to cross balls when he sees fit and can pose a threat from set pieces at times. The guy has expressed his interest in joining our club and been seen donning the red and white of Arsenal. It’s a given.

As for Griezmann, The 23-year-old can play on either flank as well as an emergency centre forward. He is well known for his ball retention skills and ability to whack it from distance; he has a tendency of cutting inside which gives many opposing teams constant headaches as well. Griezmann loves to play quick short passes and likes to layoff a few for his team-mates, something synonymous with the Arsenal style of play. We crave a left winger and I believe he would be the right man to balance our side.

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