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We ‘signed’ Dominik Szoboszlai for Arsenal in January and this is what happened

Arsenal face competition in the race to sign reported target Dominik Szoboszlai, with the midfielder close to completing a move to German side RB Leipzig, according to a report from Sky Sports Deutschland.

Szoboszlai, a talented 20-year-old midfielder who is currently playing for Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium over the last few months in recent weeks.

But, like former Salzburg striker Erling Haaland before him, the midfielder could be set for a move to RB Leipzig, as the youngster makes the next step in his development. As well as Arsenal, Szoboszlai has been linked with a number of major European clubs including Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan and others.

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But, what if Arsenal did manage to pull off the signing of Dominik Szoboszlai in the January transfer window? And, what kind of impact could he have at the club?

To have a bit of fun and try to predict the future, we used the newly-released Football Manager 2021 to see what could happen.

We ‘signed’ Szoboszlai in January 2021

To set up this simulation, we used the Football Manager 2021 editor to arrange for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai to join Arsenal in the January 2021 transfer window, using the newly-released FM21 to run our simulation.

The Football Manager database currently contains data on more than 800,000 individuals and 45,000 active clubs, with data sourced from their international on the ground scouting network which numbers roughly 1,000 people, among their ranks are some who are involved in football in professional capacities, including scouts and coaches.

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