Why Midfielder Who Completed 99% Of His Champions League Passes Would Fit Nicely At Arsenal Or Manchester United

Players are often ripped apart by statistics whether or not he or she who are judging has seen him in action. I am a firm believer of watching a player and having a good idea what exactly he is about before sharing an opinion on people, or at least try to. This is where this man comes in, Toni Kroos. During Bayern Munich’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow, The German completed an astonishing 99% pass accuracy from his 80 passes, yet some people widely disregarded him as an average player because he’s not mentioned in the same ilk as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

It’s frustrating to hear people slagging a player despite not having seen them play, but it happens. If they had been keeping an eye on the 23-year-old over the past few years they’d have known what a talent he is.

Although he has missed game time through injury, Kroos is currently setting European football alight at a slow and steady pace.

In my eyes, Kroos would be a perfect fit for Manchester United. He holds all the energy of Tom Cleverley, but is a world apart in technical ability. He has already created 19 opportunities for his Bavarian team-mates in just five Bundesliga games this season and completed 91% of his passes, and he’s also decent in his shooting – 60% of his 10 shots have tested the keeper.

He’s strong on the ball, but also knows when to release it. He racked up 68 key passes last season in just 24 league games, as well as six goals and a 66% duel success.

He would also be ideal for the Arsenal midriff. Slotting him in next to Jack Wilshere or Aaron Ramsey would add a nice balance to the side, with Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott in the three behind the striker. It would mean an incredible strength in depth for Arsene Wenger, as Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky, both of whom have impressed immensely of late, challenging for a spot.

Kroos is criminally underrated, and the stats don’t lie, but football is a game of opinions, and mine is that he would be perfect for either United or Arsenal to recruit into the middle of their team.