SportItalia said in a recent article that Arsenal is going to compete with AC Milan for Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams. It is thought that the Gunners want to fight for the services of the Spanish wide player during the summer transfer window.
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Williams’s numbers in La Liga are very good. Williams has had a good season at Bilbao because he has put on a string of good performances on the right side of their front line.
The 20-year-old should be given a lot of credit for hitting nine goals and setting up six more for the Spanish team in 43 games this season.
The player from Pamplona has done well in the closing third of games in La Liga, with an average of 1.7 shots, 1.3 key passes, and 2.3 dribbles per 90 minutes.
His 78.4% pass success rate in top-flight football (stats from whoscored) shows that he has even taken care of the ball when passing it to the other team in their half.
Williams has a deal with Bilbao that lasts until the summer of 2024. So, the Gunners might be able to get him for a low price in the next trade window.
Williams can make some scary runs with the ball on the offensive side of the field because he is quick. The Spanish prospect has the vision to make a few good plays for his teammates up top, and when he is going full speed out on the flanks, he can be hard to stop.
But it’s still too early to tell if Williams will be able to fit in well with the Premier League. We can expect him to help Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta’s side score more goals and move faster.
Williams is only 20, so his best years are still ahead of him. He could become a big name in European sports. So, the Gunners would be smart to sign him when the transfer window opens again at the end of this month.
Williams could even help the North London club compete for big prizes in the coming years. Overall, Arteta should focus this off-season on getting a deal done for him.