Arsenal fans want club to sign Switzerland player after Euro 2020 display
Switzerland defied the odds last night to send world champions France out of Euro 2020 on penalties. After the game, Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter to the performance of Nico Elvedi.
The Swiss were sensational. They led 1-0 and missed a penalty to double their advantage. Within three minutes of that miss, France were 2-1 up and quickly extended their lead.
From the moment they went 3-1 down, Switzerland found something within themselves. Goals from Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic forced extra-time, shocking the French.
Kylian Mbappe’s missed penalty proved decisive, with Switzerland set to meet Spain on Friday evening.
It was perhaps the performance of Elvedi that caught the eye. Although Switzerland conceded three goals, the Borussia Monchengladbach star was in fine form.
The 24-year-old has actually been linked with Arsenal before. He was reportedly on the radar during May 2020, although the Gunners landed Gabriel Magalhaes instead.
Elvedi stuck with Monchengladbach and enjoyed a solid campaign. The international played 40 times for the team, scoring five goals and claiming two assists.
In total he’s made 205 appearances for Monchengladbach. Given the form he’s shown during his time at the club, he seems destined to leave at some point.
Bigger clubs will come sniffing and after his Euro 2020 exploits perhaps they’ll be sooner than expected.
Elvedi now has 29 caps for his country and given his age he looks like a future star for the Switzerland national team.
If they show the level of determination they did against France, then they could go even deeper at Euro 2020.
The decisive factor in that could be the form of the Bundesliga man and it’s perhaps no surprise to see Arsenal fans rave about his display.
Arsenal could strengthen defensively; why not Elvedi?
The Gunners are set to sign Ben White from Brighton. Some supporters aren’t convinced by that deal though and believe other options should be looked at.
One of those is Elvedi who has spent years developing into a solid Bundesliga centre-back.
Arsenal could feasibly look at another centre-back. When Mikel Arteta has opted for three central defenders, Kieran Tierney has filled in.
With that in mind, signing another player at the back perhaps wouldn’t be a bad thing. It would give Arsenal options and cater for things like injuries and suspensions.
Elvedi was colossal last night. He is strong in the air, capable at playing out from the back and constantly put his body on the line.
Arsenal fans want Elvedi at the Emirates Stadium
Following his heroics last night, the Gunners fans have taken to Twitter to discuss his performance against France.
It seems crystal clear that they’re desperate for Arteta to land him during the summer transfer window.
Of course, at this stage it does seem unlikely that he the Gunners will enter the market to sign him, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t.
He is a tremendous player and one with an abundance of potential in the game.
Here is what the Gunners fan base had to say about the sparkling performance of Elvedi last night.