Seb Stafford-Bloor has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s Tifo Podcast about Kingsley Coman, arguing that the Frenchman would do a good job at Arsenal.
The £58.5m-rated 25-year-old made 39 appearances for Bayern Munich in the 2020/21 season, in which he scored eight goals and provided 15 assists.
However, Stafford-Bloor thinks he could benefit from a move away and name-checked the Gunners as a potential destination.
He said: “I think he’s one of those players that needs a stable position. He also needs to be somewhere where a manager just thinks, ‘you are in my starting 11 every single week’.
“I think that benefits him. I think you could put him at somewhere like Arsenal. I think he’d do very well. I think there’s a really good player there. I always go back to that game in the Champions League between Bayern and Juventus, when Juve went two up, and Cuadrado scored that lovely goal on the counter. Bayern came back to win it, and it was all about Coman; he was unplayable.”
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TIF Thoughts on Coman…
The game that Stafford-Bloor talks about happened in 2016, where Bayern scored all four of their goals after Coman came off the bench, so you can see why he remembers that match.
However, at Bayern, he faces intense competition from the likes of Leroy Sane, so you could see why he might want to leave.
With senior options on the wing arguably scarce at the Emirates Stadium, he could be the man to perhaps take Arsenal on to the next level and certainly help them improve on their eighth-place finish in the league.