So now you can add Donyell Malen to the list of names Arsenal probably regret letting go.
The Gunners have quite the history when it comes to seeing talented former prospects shine elsewhere – Serge Gnabry everyone? – and now Malen is proving the north London side wrong too.
The 20-year-old was sold by Arsenal back in August 2017, and has seemingly taken his chance at PSV in the Eredivisie. The versatile forward registered 11 goals and five assists in 42 games across all competitions last season, and it was that form that led to his call-up to the Netherlands senior squad for this international break.
Coming on for his debut against Germany on Friday night, Malen finished off a fine team move to give the Oranje a 3-2 lead, before Georginio Wijnaldum rounded things off to ensure a comprehensive victory.
After seeing Malen seize his opportunity at international level, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to reveal their frustrations at seeing another one of their former players do well.
Many supporters of the north London side insisted it was a major mistake to have let the youngster leave, whilst others wondered whether there is any chance of them bringing him back.
Check out some of the reaction of Arsenal fans below:
Malen scoring for the Dutch, time to do a Man Utd and bring him back @Arsenal
— Kirt Kreutzer (@kirtk) 7 September 2019
Two Arsenal youth players, Malen and Gnabry, scored for Holland and Germany tonight.
Wenger clearly lost his touch offloading those two.
— Wiall ㋡ (@niallmoran_) 6 September 2019
Bring malen back @Arsenal
— Kai??????? (@KaiChampAFC) 6 September 2019
Why did we sell Donyell Malen? @Arsenal
— Özil’s Left foot (@Wengerballed) 6 September 2019
I told you many time in the past I can’t believe that Arsenal decided to sell Donyell Malen.
— AmarildoGooner (@AmarildoGooner) 6 September 2019
Donyell Malen gonna end up like Gnabry part 2. Another talent we let go to early
— Dan (@DanAFC_) 7 September 2019
Shame we couldn’t keep hold of Malen, pretty sure Wenger predicted big things for him
— Rory (@RoryC_AFC) 6 September 2019
Gnabry scored, Malen scored, somewhere out there Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger need to find a place to hide for the 2564th reason. #afc
— Adi Meiri #WeCareDoYou (@MeiriAdi) 6 September 2019
Donyell Malen scoring on his international debut. Can’t say I’m surprised.
— xav (@afcXav) 6 September 2019