Why Arsenal’s pursuit of Juan Mata makes sense for Gunners and player as his Manchester United contract keeps running down
JUAN MATA could be the perfect fit for Arsenal — if Manchester United choose to give his agreement a chance to terminate this mid year.
The Spaniard, 30, has been at Old Trafford since 2014, but according to the Mail, he is still in the dark over his future at the club.
Here are six reasons why Gunners fans would love him at the Emirates…
1. MATA can play in a team with a Spanish identity under Unai Emery, 10 years after the match cooperated at Valencia.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain manager has worked wonders with the Gunners squad, getting them moving the ball from back to front more effectively and scoring goals — Mata’s eye for a key pass would be of extraordinary esteem.
He can play one of six positions, left or right winger, deeper wide midfielder, ball-playing center man, No10 or even false nine.
2. HE’S super shoddy — with the Gunners only needing to offer him a contract.
Since they were demoted to the Europa League for the past two seasons,
Arsenal have needed to fix their belts over contracts and exchange charges, with a couple of exemptions.
3.MATA brings Champions League and European Championship-winning background to the Gunners’ young squad.
4. AARON RAMSEY is off in the late spring — and who knows, he could end up going the other way to Old Trafford.
The Welshman’s box-to-box instincts are clearly not Emery’s tactical cup of tea and there will be a space for someone distinctive to fill an elective sort of job at the club.
Mata could be that man.
5. Shared goals is simply pro.
More footballers should be encouraged to give away one per cent of their income and Mata has been essential in getting the development going.
It just goes to show he is a nice guy and a positive presence at any club — what’s not to appreciate?
6. Mata still has things to prove in the Premier League.
It hasn’t quite worked out in 198 appearances at Manchester United as he’d have hoped, particularly given the precariousness on the board and in the burrow.
On the off chance that Arsenal are to understand their objective of holding the title, this is a player who would be hungry and driven.