Dani Olmo scored an excellent brace as RB Leipzig earned a comfortable 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Friday night in the latest Bundesliga clash – and Arsenal supporters raved about the young Spaniard on Twitter.
Olmo, 22, joined Leipzig in January for a fee in the region of £17million (Goal) after plenty of Premier League interest. Spanish outlet Onda Cero claimed Unai Emery wanted Olmo at the beginning of the campaign.
Following his stunning exploits in Croatia for Dinamo Zagreb in which he netted 34 goals and created 28 during 154 appearances, a move to Leipzig was engineered in January – for what seemed a bargain figure.
Indeed, Olmo has started well at Leipzig – and his best outing in Leipzig colours so far came on Friday night. But it could have been much worse, with Hoffenheim being awarded an early penalty – only for VAR to rule it out.
Olmo started and finished a move for his first after nine minutes, squeezing into the box and toe-poking an effort into the corner. A second came just two minutes later, as Marcel Sabitzer’s knockdown was lashed home by Olmo.
The scoreline remained the same for the remainder of the match, and Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to discuss attacking midfielder Olmo and whether he would have been a good signing for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The more I see Dani Olmo play the more I think he was our one true Aaron Ramsey replacement.
I think his preference was always Liepzig, but Arsenal need to keep a close on eye on such players. pic.twitter.com/VI4aE7xpl3
— Arsenalog (@TheArsenalog) June 12, 2020
Much better than Dani Ceballos
— INVINCEARSENAL (@INVINCEARSENAL) June 12, 2020
We should have gone for him in January while he was at Zagreb. Would've been the perfect Ozil replacement
— Balor (@gerniminc) June 12, 2020
great potential, took some time to settle at Leipzig but has started to find his form, was excellent today.
— ??? (@king__kieran) June 12, 2020
Very good player with a high ceiling, fits into a lot of systems and is versatile aswell
— Jihadi ali ? (@Artetas_Arsenal) June 12, 2020
He is a cold baller
— Ahmed? (@AfcAhmed17) June 12, 2020