Arsenal’s recent woes continued this weekend. They lost 2-1 to Brighton and Hove Albion on the south coast. Goals from Lewis Dunk and Glenn Murray proved enough to earn the win for the Seagulls. But it was another player who proved the thorn in Arsenal’s side. Pascal Gross was electric for Brighton on the day.
The German swung in the perfect delivery which created the first goal for Dunk. He then stood up a sumptuous cross for Murray to head home the side’s second goal.
Gross continuously found himself in between the lines of Arsenal’s defence and midfield. He ghosted around the likes of Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere throughout the fixture and it was a performance which helped add to the German’s growing reputation.
One team that should be keeping tabs is Tottenham Hotspur.
Gross is extremely similar in playing style to Tottenham’s very own assist king Christian Eriksen. Whilst not as good as the Dane, he would be a brilliant addition to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Tottenham still need more strength in the attacking lines behind Harry Kane. Gross fits in with the style of play at Spurs perfectly and would also fit in with the club’s financial strategy.
The 26-year-old joined Brighton from Ingolstadt in the summer for a fee reported by Sky Sports to be around £3 million. His wages would also fall far within the current structure at Spurs under the frugal Daniel Levy.
His incredible involvement in Brighton goals has been noted often this season. Only the Manchester City trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva – along with Paul Pogba – have more assists than the Brighton man this season. The likes of Christian Eriksen, Mesut Ozil and Riyad Mahrez trailing.
Gross was perhaps the bargain of the summer in the Premier League. Such form must be attracting interest, especially as Brighton go from strength to strength.
At the weekend he proved himself unplayable against Tottenham’s local rivals Arsenal, looking every bit a class act in the Brighton side.
Now imagine that the German was doing the same thing, but providing for Harry Kane. The results could see Tottenham pulling off a transfer masterstroke.