Emirates Stadium side highlighted as potential destination for top notch striker.
Trabzonspor striker Burak Yilmaz has admitted that he would find it difficult to decline a move to Arsenal.
The Turkish international has been targeted by European sides such as AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund.
“I am a Trabzonspor player until the end of the season; if I were to move abroad I would want to move to a big club. I would accept a transfer to Arsenal,” he told TRT1.
Well there you have it. There are not many strikers in Europe who are in as rich a vein of form as 26 year old Burak Yilmaz. The Turkish international has struck an incredible 22 goals in 18 Super Lig games for a Trabzonspor side who have struggled to make an impact this term. The Black Sea based side sit some 14 points off leaders Galatasaray but this hasn’t stopped the former Besiktas man becoming a feared predatory finisher who has become the target of many prospective buyers.
However it appears that Yilmaz is keen to move to the Emirates Stadium and Arsene Wenger could well use another effective attacking option as right now the goal-scoring burden rests squarely on Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie. The Dutchman has scored almost 50% of all the North London club’s goals this season and the likes of Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh have failed to offer much in the way of support.
Whilst a move for a big name household name is no Wenger’ style a move for a player with obvious potential who won’t break the bank is more down his street and a move for the Trabzonspor striker may well be the perfect fit for the Emirates Stadium side.
The powerfully built 6ft 2in Antalya born forward finished his first season at the club as top scorer with 19 and is now the leading scorer in Turkey by quite some margin. Interest from Italy and Germany does not appear to interest Yilmaz as much as a Gunners move.