Red Bull Salzburg
Most well-known for everybody’s hero, Dominik Szoboszlai, Red Bull Salzburg have established themselves as one of the premier sources for European talent in the last half-decade. Locally lauded for regular destruction of the Österreich Bundesliga, most notably their 8-2 rout of St. Pölten recently, they’ve vaulted themselves onto the European stage through a series of talented waves of youth, and the latest of those shows no signs of slowing down.
Szoboszlai is, of course, there, and he’s the obvious source for a creative No. 8/No. 10, but I want to cast a light on 22-year old Zambian Enoch Mwepu. While not an out-and-out creator, he specializes in his reading of the game, and powerful movement, and is adept at creating space in vertical areas, and especially through the center of the pitch, for his teammates.
He operates best in higher half-spaces, and is an excellent dummy runner. Effectively, he plays a lot like Thomas Muller, with the physical profile of Yaya Toure, and he would provide something this Arsenal team lacks severely.
Salzburg also have excellent options going forwards. Patson Daka has set the world alight with his instinctive finishing and lightning speed, and 18-year-old Karim Adeyemi is cut from the same cloth, but if you’re looking for a more well-rounded goalscoring threat, Mergim Berisha has taken the mantle of ‘Mr. Champions League’ for the Austrian club. 23-year old Rasmus Kristensen would also be an excellent option to put pressure on Hector Bellerin.