Arsenal fans want Darwin Nunez after Benfica win
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to suggest that they want Darwin Nunez at the Emirates after his Champions League display against Barcelona on Wednesday.
What’s the story?
Nunez was the star of the show as Benfica stunned Ronald Koeman’s men at Estadio da Luz. The Portuguese side won 3-0.
Nunez opened the scoring after two minutes. He latched onto a long pass down the left flank before cutting inside onto his right foot and unleashing a drive in at the near post.
It was a superb piece of skill from the Uruguayan, who used a couple of step-overs as he danced into the box and created that yard of space to get his shot away.
He nearly added a second from some distance as Marc-Andre ter Stegen came flying off his line and got nowhere near winning possession. Unfortunately, Nunez could only hit the outside the post from the tight angle.
But he would add a second later on. Benfica were awarded a penalty after Sergino Dest was penalised for a handball.
And the 22-year-old found the bottom corner to compound Barca’s misery.
Interestingly, it appears that Arsenal had representation at the game. Journalist Melissa Reddy posted a full list of clubs who had scouts watching on, and the Gunners are included.
‘Ideal replacement for Alexandre Lacazette’: Arsenal fans react to Nunez display
And for many Arsenal fans, there is a hope that they were watching Nunez.
The Gunners will surely need to sign a new striker in one of the upcoming windows, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contract next summer.
And some have suggested that they should definitely be looking at a move for Nunez after his latest display…
I really like Darwin Nunez there’s little bit Fernando Torres about him. His fabulous talent and just only 22yrs old. He will be my ideal replacement for Alexandre Lacazette for me. #afc #gunners #DarwinNunez pic.twitter.com/XQvzTJQltm
— OfficialMo (@Nasri_mo10) September 29, 2021
My thoughts on Darwin Nunez has always been clear.
We should be all over him and good to see him doing well. https://t.co/mkdq2kcSm0
— JØ Mágico (@afcJOmagico) September 29, 2021
Darwin Nunez has been class tonight
— Captain Rich (@afc_r1ch) September 29, 2021
Darwin Nunez should be snapped up pronto! #Arsenal
— \AFC/Tyler\NDL (@TylaPeake) September 29, 2021
Nunez scoooores! 3-0 Benfica. What a showing. #BENBAR
— Michael (@AFCHighburEe) September 29, 2021
Arsenal watching Darwin Nunez. Please. Pleaseeee. Do something fam. https://t.co/mdgVNPhgco
— Z (@ZKHDX_) September 29, 2021
I would like Nunez at arsenal! https://t.co/TPlAnSMVtL
— Sir Goondog (@SirGoondog) September 29, 2021
@Arsenal sign Darwin Nunez. What a player man
— Anelisa Ndamase (@anelisa_ndamase) September 29, 2021
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