Reported Arsenal target Emil Forsberg struggled to make much of an impact for Sweden in their 1-0 win against South Korea in their opening 2018 World Cup group game on Monday, and Gunners fans don’t want their club to sign the 26-year-old attacker.
Swedish media outlet Expressen reported last month that the north London outfit were keen to bring the £47m-rated winger to the Emirates Stadium, even though he endured a difficult 2017/18 campaign with RB Leipzig where he scored five goals and provided a further four assists in 33 appearances in all competitions.
Forsberg did little to help his cause to gain a move to the Premier League with his performance against a poor South Korea side, as he struggled to bring much of a threat in the final third to suggest that he couldn’t challenge the likes of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in north London.
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Arsenal supporters, who want their club to sign a 22-year-old centre-back following a brilliant World Cup display, were quick to have their say on his latest display via social media, and while one said “it would be like having two Ozil’s”, another said “I would rather pay £70m and try and get Anthony Martial”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Forsberg looks average
— ARSENAL INTERACTIVE (@AFCInteractive) June 18, 2018
Worse than average
— Swedish gooner (@Arsenalsweden9) June 18, 2018
Watched Forsberg play like 7-8 times now and I really don’t get what people see in him that’s SO special. He’s good yeah but I don’t see a potential world class player in him
— Trav (@AFCTrav) June 18, 2018
Forsberg was pretty inefficient against a fairly week South Korea team. Not sure if @Arsenal should be targeting him.
— jay watkins (@JayBlaze327) June 18, 2018
Forsberg ain’t the one arsenal fans it would be like having to Ozil’s in a squad
— ??♂️ (@el_SHAMARI) June 18, 2018
Arsenal do not waste 50million on this Swedish midfielder forsberg. I would rather pay 70 million and try and get Anthony martial or Glenn Martins
— Simon@GUNNERforLife87 (@Simon53767305) June 18, 2018
Forsberg is so overrated
— Ö (@OzilVision11) June 18, 2018
Forsberg had been disappointing. Can't believe Arsenal fans wanted him to replace Özil??
— Yan?? (@Jan10i) June 18, 2018
Crazy huh? Lad is miles below Özil’s level.
— Matthew Burford (@MatthewBurford) June 18, 2018