Arsenal fans have been quick to react to Dayot Upamecano’s latest RB Leipzig display.
The 21-year-old was heavily tipped to make the move to Emirates late in the summer, but despite failing to bring him to north London, the Gunners have continued to show an interest in recent months.
Upamecano starred for the Bundesliga side in their 2-0 Champions League win over Zenit on Tuesday, keeping towering forward Artem Dzyuba relatively quiet throughout.
The youngster’s display allowed @BnsComps to create this highlight package, with the clip showing Upamecano’s best bits.
Twitter: Dayot Upamecano Vs Zenith
It didn’t take long for the video to reach these Arsenal fans, who were quick to hail the Frenchman.
Twitter: @BnsComps @EduardoHagn Great compilations man. This dude is a beast: strong, built, athletic, got good passing rang… https://t.co/jYyhTWJ8YS (@adebiyiayodejis)
Twitter: @BnsComps I think whoever is saying it’s not good hasn’t realises he did all this on one game. Nice compilation imo (@GaluweroIII)
Twitter: @McGutshwa @BnsComps @_Grimanditweets I thought the complete opposite. Look at his pace too, couple strides and he’s covered half the pitch. (@arshan11)
Meanwhile, Nwaeme found time to poke fun at Unai Emery while praising the defender.
Twitter: @BnsComps What a talent! He’d be an excellent creative box-to-box midfielder alongside Torreira… (@o_lee_0133)
Read Arsenal verdict
The Metro reported recently that the defender’s release clause will drop to £52 million at the end of the season, and with Upamecano out of contract in 2021, the Gunners could have a real chance of lowering that price even further.
On this display, the club would be silly not to go back in for him, either in the new year or in the summer.
He has the pace, strength, and technical ability on the ball to succeed in England, and at the age of 21, he could end up forming a formidable partnership with fellow countryman William Saliba.