Three reasons Arsenal have missed a gem in Riechedly Bazoer

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Football Soccer - England v Netherlands - International Friendly - Wembley Stadium, London, England - 29/3/16 England's Ross Barkley in action with Netherlands' Riechedly Bazoer Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

It’s being widely reported (by Bild, for example), that Wolfsburg have paid just €12m (£10.1m) for Bazoer. In modern day football, such a sum is peanuts for a promising talent, so it really does look like Wenger has missed a fantastically cheap deal.

A quick glance back at windows past shows that Manchester City have been prepared to pay huge fees for youngsters such as Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, while Manchester United made Anthony Martial the most expensive teenager in the history of the beautiful game in 2015.

Although Bazoer may not ever match the talents of such players, for a modest outlay, Arsenal wouldn’t have been taking a huge risk.

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