Arsenal-linked Odsonne Edouard has been compared to Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp on Tuesday by a pundit.
Celtic striker Edouard, who earns £19,000-a-week, is a player that has reportedly attracted interest from Mikel Arteta’s side.
Goal reported in December that Arsenal have the 23-year-old on their transfer radar and he’s someone they’ve scouted “extensively”.
The report explained that the Gunners are waiting until the summer to try bolster their attack.
Pundit Gordon Strachan has been discussing Celtic’s frontman today, drawing comparisons to his style of play and Arsenal legend Bergkamp.
He’s suggested that both are forwards that can be extremely effective when dropping into deeper positions to link up play.
“I think Edouard definitely needs somebody up beside him or more people around him. He’s basically a Bergkamp rather than an Ian Wright. I know for a fact that Edouard likes playing with another striker,” Strachan told Football Pass.
The Bergkamp role is one that very few players nowadays can do, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane one individual that is currently being compared due to the way he’s playing.
Edouard is certainly more than just a goal poacher. He’s a talented French player with a great all-round game, which includes his finesse and intelligence in the final third.
It’s been a season where he’s not been at his best, but he’s still scored 19 goals in 29 games across all competitions after a recent upturn in form.
Any comparison to Bergkamp is one that will alert Arsenal fans, but it remains to be seen if he can make an impact in the Premier League and if his game will continue to develop.