Arsenal have been tipped to sign the Crystal Palace playmaker: should Arteta bring him on board?
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Arsenal have been tipped to sign the Crystal Palace playmaker: should Arteta bring him on board?

“Olise is a top player. I saw him many times, he always wanted to have the ball and move forward. He is a talented footballer and will soon have an important transfer.

“He is one of those that all the top teams will be looking for and Palace will get a big fee for him. He would naturally fit into the Arsenal squad and benefit from the way Arsenal play and if he joins he would light up the Emirates, but Arsenal also have Saka, Martinelli and Trossard so it will be difficult to say where he could fit in if it wasn’t for Olise, working under Arteta certainly can only benefit from his play and would fit in well.

Olise had a decent campaign for the London club before turning in a string of impressive performances in the final third. The 22-year-old found the net ten times and provided six assists in 19 games for Crystal Palace last season on all fronts.

The French talent consistently performs in the opposition’s half, which is evident from his average of 3.0 shots, 1.9 key passes, 1.3 crosses and 2.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League. He was even able to distribute possession precisely in the attacking part of the field, completing 83.1% of his pass attempts in the top flight (stats via whoscored).

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Michael Olise of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace at Molineux on May 11, 2024 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo: Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Olise can dribble well with the ball at his feet and is difficult to stop when he is running at full speed in the opponent’s half. He has the vision to create some decent chances for his teammates in the final third and can hit the ball with great power and precision from long range.

The French sensation is primarily a right winger, but he can also play in the tenth position if necessary. He did well to score goals and get the right number of goals at the top.