The Gunners could well sign Griezmann this summer.
Arsenal could well be making a move for Real Sociedad attacker Antoine Griezmann this summer as manager Arsene Wenger compares the Frenchman to club legend Robert Pires.
Arsène Wenger back on form in TF1 commentary box. Compares Antoine Griezmann, who scored 1st France goal, to Robert Pirès. So buy him?!#Afc
— Peter Allen (@peterallenparis) June 1, 2014
Like Pires the 23-year-old operates from the left flank and has been in fine form in La Liga in 2013/14, scoring 16 league goals as Sociedad finished seventh in the Spanish top tier.
Wenger is clearly an admirer of Griezmann and may look to bring the France international to the Emirates Stadium as extra support in attack.
The forward has already admitted that he would be open to a move away from the Anoeta Stadium this summer as he seeks to play for a better club, with Paris Saint-Germain also thought to be interested.
“I am ambitious and if I left it would only be for a very big European club,” Griezmann was quoted by the Daily Express.
“PSG is a great club that is achieving something nice. I don’t favour any team – but PSG is a destination that attracts a lot of players.”
Although Griezmann plays on the left, Wenger has history when it comes to taking wide players and turning them into lethal strikers – with Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie having made the switch in the past.
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