Opinion: Arsenal should take a punt on Roberto Pereyra following his recent form

Whilst Arsenal have started the 2018/19 Premier League season relatively well, picking up two victories and two defeats in the first four matches of the campaign, the lack of creativity in the side has been questioned by some of the Gunners’ faithful.

What’s the issue?

Unai Emery, who took over as Arsenal head coach in May this year, is looking to implement his style of high pressure football into the current squad, with varying levels of success.

With six points from a possible 12 so far this season, question marks have begun to arise over members of the Gunners squad, and whether they are cut out for the Spaniard’s style of play.

The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mattéo Guendouzi and Alexandre Lacazette have already begun to show their worth this season, raising the Arsenal faithful’s expectations for the rest of the campaign.

With a string of winnable fixtures in the next few weeks, the Gunners turn their attention to the January transfer market following these matches, and look to inform Roberto Pereyra as a potential target who can fit Emery’s style of play and produce moments of magic at the Emirates.

Why Roberto Pereyra?

Roberto Pereyra, who joined the ranks at Vicarage Road from Juventus in August 2016, only really held down a regular spot in the starting XI towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign, but has gone from strength-to-strength since.

The 27-year-old versatile midfielder has already found the net three times in the opening four Premier League fixtures, and is an integral part of the Hornets’ high-flying, unbeaten team that are joint-top of the league table.

The Argentinian has excelled in his new role on the left wing following the departure of Brazilian wonderkid Richarlison this summer.

Arsenal have a number of high quality midfield options, but Pereyra could potentially add flair to their somewhat deflated side, and fits the high pressure style of football that Unai Emery is looking to implement.

Whilst many may claim that the Watford man is not at the level to play for Arsenal, Roberto Pereyra has not only won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies, but boasts the achievement of having played in a midfield three alongside Andrea Pirlo and Paul Pogba in the 2015 Champions League final.