As the World Cup is now underway, everyone’s attention is fixed on Russia. After Russia’s tremendous 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia there was one player who was playing perfectly and his name was Aleksandr Golovin.
He has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Chelsea as well as AS Monaco, but it’s been claimed that Juventus are leading the race for his signature.
Golovin made two assists and a goal on his World Cup debut and was praised by many for his stunning display.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has warned about the risks of signing a player based on what they do at a four-week tournament.
"The World Cup can only confirm your idea about a player," he said.
“It is so dangerous to go and scout players in the World Cup because if a player is good, how after are you going to sign him?".
Arsenal have a chance now to do his best to sign Golovin . They just need to act fast as transfer window in England this year is very different as it shuts before the start of the 2018/19 season
There's also pressure on head coach Unai Emery, head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi to act early this summer. To their credit, they have done so with Stephan Lichtsteiner signed plus deals for Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Bernd Leno are progressing nicely.