Vazquez would add fresh dimension to Arsenal attack

Arsenal are considering a move for Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, according to Ok Diario.

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New manager Unai Emery will be under the spotlight at the Emirates as he kicks off a new era for the club following Arsene Wenger’s departure.

The Spaniard has made two signings so far – right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

It seems that an attacking star is now on Emery’s radar, with Ok Diario reporting that the North London outfit have made a ‘crazy’ financial offer to the player.

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Vazquez has been part of the Spanish club for his entire career, but he struggled for regular game time under Zinedine Zidane last season, starting just 16 La Liga matches.

In total during the 2017-18 campaign, the Spaniard, who has earned nine caps for his country, scored eight goals and registered nine assists.

Would Vazquez slot in well at Arsenal?

The 27-year-old has zero experience of Premier League football, which is a risk for some foreign stars, with some unable to adapt to the ferociousness of the division.

From Arsenal’s point of view, landing Vazquez would be a real statement of intent from Emery as it would certainly boost their attacking options.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil already at the club, adding Vazquez to the mix could end up giving Liverpool’s front line a run for their money.

The Spaniard predominantly plays on the right wing, but he is capable of doing a job anywhere across the front three.

The problem that the Gunners face, though, is negotiating a deal with Madrid, who are unlikely to let their attacker leave on the cheap.