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Arsenal legend calls for signing of ‘devastating’ Nico Williams

Nico Williams, Athletic Club, 2023/24

Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Petit has called on the Gunners to sign Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams.

The 21-year-old is considered one of the most exciting young wingers in all of Europe.

He is wanted by both Real Madrid and Barcelona, with the two La Liga giants said to be fighting over his signature.

Williams is also reported to be a target for Manchester United, but Arsenal are said to have joined the race for the wideman now too.

And former Arsenal midfield Petit, who won the Double with the club in 1998, has called for the Gunners to make a deal.

What did Petit say?

“Would Nico Williams be a good fit at Arsenal? Absolutely, he’s been one of the best young players in Spain this season,” Petit told Betway.

“He’s got five goals and ten assists already this season. He’s fast, powerful and always runs towards the goal and facing defenders with great skills and dribbling.

“He can play on the right or left and every time I watch Athletic, they always give him the ball because he’s so good at facing two defenders.

“He’d be a very good addition to any team as his skills are devastating. I love players who are always provoking defenders.”

The emergence of Nico Williams

Williams has emerged as an electric talent over the last year or so.

Blessed with lightning pace and dribbling skills, he has a promising future in the game.

After making his debut for Athletic in 2021, Williams has scored 27 goals in 142 games. He has also scored two goals in 11 games for Spain, and travelled to the 2022 World Cup.

His brother is fellow Athletic Bilbao star Inaki Williams, who plays his international football for the Ghana national team.

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