A number of Arsenal fans have urged the Gunners board to consider making a move for Said Benrahma following his display in Wednesday night’s Championship playoff semi-final.
The 24-year-old has been a revelation for Brentford since signing from Nice in 2018 for a reported £1.5million fee.
The Algeria international’s exploits this season kept Brentford challenging for automatic promotion alongside Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion.
Though Leeds and West Brom took the top two spots, the Bees are now well placed to join them in the Premier League next season after reaching the playoff final.
After Ollie Watkins levelled the tie against Swansea early on, Benrahma provided the assist for Emiliano Marcondes to head home the hosts’ second on the night.
Bryan Mbeumo then scored to give the Swans a mountain to climb, though Pontus Jansson’s error allowed Rhian Brewster to score on 78 minutes for a nervy finish.
In the end, Brentford won 3-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate, booking a trip to Wembley where they will face either Fulham or Cardiff for a place in the top flight.
Below is some of the Arsenal fan social media reaction to Benrahma’s display:
benrahma is so direct man i’ll take him everyday over auba on the LW @arsenal i’m beggingggg
— rayan (@rAyAnV1__) July 29, 2020
Said benrahma is a no brainer. Top player
— E.K (@AFC86EK) July 29, 2020
Arsenal should really be doing all they can to get Benrahma instead of Willian
— Lemillion (@RickyDLaw) July 29, 2020
people saying they want Zaha over Benrahma are clueless
— ? (@afcCarter) July 29, 2020
— Kevin Timoney (@KevTimoney) July 29, 2020
noooo stay down i want arsenal to sign benrahma ?
— temp (@tvmpAFC) July 29, 2020
Forget Zaha we need Benrahma.
— Dan?⚽️ (@AFC_Dan1) July 29, 2020
Benrahma to AFC please ?
— ethan (@ethanpfrieze) July 29, 2020
We really need to sign Benrahma
— Al (@afcAO11) July 29, 2020