Arsenal fans react to performance of Denzel Dumfries in Euro 2020 opener
Holland left it late to claim all three points in their Euro 2020 opener against Ukraine. After the contest, Arsenal fans raved about Denzel Dumfries.
The 25-year-old scored his first goal for Holland with a towering header five minutes from time.
Gini Wijnaldum and Wout Weghorst had fired the Dutch into a two-goal lead during their Group C opener.
Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk restored parity though.
It was left to Dumfries to come up trumps at the end and his goal led to Arsenal fans discussing his quality.
The PSV star has been linked with a move away from his current club.
According to The Independent, Everton have been linked with a summer move for the right-back.
The managerial situation could change that, however, allowing other teams to steal in for his signature.
Arsenal fans certainly hope that the Gunners will declare an interest in the defender, enjoying his performance last night.
Mikel Arteta will go in search of a new right-back during the close season.
Hector Bellerin is set to make an exit from the Emirates Stadium, whilst the jury remains out on Cedric.
Arsenal will likely go in search of some real quality at full-back as they look to enjoy a better season next time around.
The eighth place finish wasn’t really good enough during 2020/21 and Arteta knows he will have to perform better in his role.
Dumfries fits the Arsenal profile
At 25, the defender has lots of time left to keep improving and is still a few years away from his prime.
During 2020/21 Dumfries scored four goals and claimed nine assists, captaining the side on many occasions.
His valuation is thought to be around £15 million and he’s under contract until 2023 with the Dutch outfit.
Without European football, Arsenal perhaps won’t be competing for the expensive players this summer.
They’ll need to cut their cloth accordingly and any player they can sign at a bargain price would be most welcome.
Dumfries fits that billing and PSV will be aware that with two years on his contract, there will be a decision to make.
A good Euro 2020 could actually be detrimental to any potential interested parties.
It could tempt PSV into adding a few million onto his transfer value, in an attempt to keep him around.
Arsenal will have a bit of money to play with though. The club are expected to sell a few players and that will help boost the coffers.
Arsenal supporters want Dumfries
Following last night’s late win for Holland, supporters took to Twitter.
It wasn’t just his finish that caught the eye, with many Arsenal fans believing he’d compliment the team defensively.
Some of the defending on show at the Emirates last season was nothing short of shocking.
Arteta will want that to change and shuffling the back line up would be ideal.
It seems as though plenty would welcome Dumfries to the club and have been reacting on Twitter.
Here is what they had to say about the 25-year-old PSV star.
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