SIX World Cup stars Arsenal should sign from Group H

With the World Cup coming to its conclusion, Arsene Wenger will only have the chance to scout players from Belgium, as Algeria, Russia, and South Korea having been knocked out.

However, even though only one team from this group is left, Arsenal can still benefit from a few players outside the Belgium squad whose individual performances could attract interest from the Gunners. Desperately in need of another striker to provide friendly competition with Olivier Giroud, Wenger will be surely be on the look out for an attacker who could improve on his team’s goal tally.

So with that in mind, here are SIX World Cup stars Arsenal can sign from Group H.



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Islam Slimani


Name: Islam Slimani
Age: 26 (June 18, 1988)
Club: Sporting Lisbon
Position: Striker
Nationality: Algeria
Estimated Value: £1.7 million

Acquiring the services of Slimani could be a smart financial move for the club as he will be available for quite a reasonable price. His ability to always be a threat in the opponent box can be seen as a huge asset should Arsene Wenger bring him in as a back up to either Olivier Giroud or a potentially new striker. In 2013, he was named as the best Algerian footballer of the year, further adding to the fact that he can still add extra reinforcements.

Romelu Lukaku


Name: Romelu Lukaku
Age: 21 (May 13, 1993)
Club: Chelsea
Position: Striker
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £22 million

Arsenal as everybody knows will be in search of a striker for their upcoming campaign and Lukaku will be a great addition should Chelsea ever allow his sale to a rival club. However, the Belgium is said to be looking for a first team role and with 15 goals in 31 appearances on loan at Everton, Arsene Wenger will surely need someone of his calibre challenging for the spot.

Divock Origi

Divock Origi

Name: Divock Origi
Age: 19 (April 18, 1995)
Club: Lille
Position: Striker
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £9.8 million

The Belgium starlet is being linked with a majority of English clubs and with Arsene Wenger’s need to add someone to his attacking line up, Origi could be a great choice. His quick feet along with his pace could surely benefit Arsenal’s quick playing style as he enjoys taking opponent’s on. Currently getting recognized at the World Cup, a switch to the Gunners could pave his to a very bright future.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen

Name: Jan Vertonghen
Age: 27 (April 24, 1987)
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Centre / Left Back
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £19.3 million

A move to lure Vertonghen from Tottenham could mean that Arsenal would have an extra centre defender as well as an experienced left back. He is usually seen controlling the left flank when on international duty and could surely be an added boost into the struggling full back position. The Belgium man is good on the defense and is also known for lurking into more dangerous zones further up the pitch as his addition will surely benefit the entire squad.

Georgi Shchennikov

Georgi Shchennikov

Name: Georgi Shchennikov
Age: 23
Club: CSKA Moscow
Position: Left Back
Nationality: Russia
Estimated Value: £7 million

Arsenal have been swapping Kieren Gibbs and Nacho Monreal throughout the season as Arsene Wenger is yet to find his permanent left back. Shchennikov is a highly rated player that could be open to a switch away from the Russian Premier League and into the English top flight. He is also great on the attacks, popping up in danger areas while also being known for his ability to shut out quick or tricky wingers.

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne

Name: Kevin De Bruyne
Age: 23 (June 28, 1991)
Club: Wolfsburg
Position: Attacking Midfielder (Right, Left, Center)
Nationality: Belgium
Estimated Value: £15 million

With three goals and six assist in 16 appearances for the Bundesliga side, Arsenal could use the likes of De Bruyne due to the fact that he can play a central role or even as a winger. His recent goal against the United States in the World Cup showed his composure as he would be a great addition if Arsene Wenger is targeting to compete both domestically and in Europe. He could slot into the number 10 role and provide that extra venom to the Gunner’s front line.