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Arsenal, Myron Boadu

ALKMAAR – Myron Boadu or AZ Alkmaar during the Dutch Eredivisie match between AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord at the AFAS stadium on February 28, 2021 in Alkmaar, Netherlands. ANP ED VAN DE POL (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

Myron Boadu – AZ

At 20 years old, Myron Boadu is another of the emerging young talents in the impressive young Dutch team, already making his mark in the Eredivisie with AZ and the Netherlands international team.

Probably not a player that many Arsenal fans are overly familiar with, granted, but I would encourage anyone who hasn’t seen him play to give him a look-in. He looks like he could be a future star on the world stage.

Boadu is very intelligent in the penalty area for someone so young, bursting with natural striker’s instincts even in tight spaces. His success in the penalty area is born out of his awareness and agility, regularly evading his marker in fast drops of the shoulder and clever movements.

As with Toney, someone who is calm in front of goal is vital, especially since the issue of not converting dominance and chances into goals is a recurring theme in north London.

Comfortable in the penalty area and reliant on other players being creative around him – a fox in the box shall we say  is precisely what Boadu is. Despite being more of a poacher, he is blessed with some frightening pace and on the rare occasions he does drift wide Boadu can show off the technical string to his bow. He has the speed and trickery to beat his man, but is vastly more effective running into space.

With his market value currently at £13.5m, Boadu could be another low-risk high reward transfer.

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