Omar Marmoush has been linked with Arsenal in recent months, and a new metric might have just shed some light onto what the Gunners are so interested in the VfL Wolfsburg attacker.

Analytics FC have recently shed light on a new metric that delves into the statistical process of transitional plays from individual players, something that Arsenal have worked hard at under Mikel Arteta and this season have used to good use in some major wins.

In their findings, Wolfburg’s Marmoush is determined as the best transitional attacker in terms of his quality passing, with the Egyptian international bettering the likes of Raheem Sterling, Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez and Portugal international Andre Silva.

With Bild reporting that Arsenal are interested in the Bundesliga forward, this new metric has seemingly explained why the Gunners are chasing Marmoush. Who at 23-years-old, could be a perfect January signing for the north London side as well as a perfect understudy for Gabriel Jesus.


Omar Marmoush could develop into Arsenal’s dream attacker

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As mentioned, a huge reason behind Arsenal’s form in the Premier League this season has been the squad’s overall ability to transition effectively, with Analytics FC’s findings even noting that Granit Xhaka is one of the safest transitional passers in all of Europe’s top-five leagues.

And because of this, Marmoush could soon develop into a dream attacker for Arsenal, with Arteta clearly a fan of forwards who can not only score but who can also bring other players into the final third. And a player like the Wolfsburg star is ideal for the job.

Indeed, we have seen with Gabriel Jesus this season just how big a difference having a workhorse-like striker can have on the likes of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli. And in Marmoush, having a forward who is a quality transitional attacker could be much more effective than an Eddie Nketiah or Reiss Nelson on the bench.

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