Chelsea travelled to Anfield on Sunday for a crunch match at the summit of the Premier League table, and Maurizio Sarri made the decision to deploy both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek from the outset.
Both players have emerged from the fringes of the squad and established themselves in the starting XI in recent weeks, with the latter adding a fresh dynamic to the midfield conundrum which has largely involved Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley this season.
His excellent blend of technique, power and composure make him an ideal candidate to operate in a more attacking-minded midfield role, and his decent display against Liverpool has forced a handful of Arsenal fans to take note.
Indeed, with Aaron Ramsey destined to leave for Juventus in the summer, the fans have been contemplating who Unai Emery could bring into the club to replace him and it seems Loftus-Cheek, who has scored eight goals in all-competitions this season, is a player catching the eye.
A handful of the Gunners faithful took to Twitter to laud his display and suggest that he should be on their club’s radar this summer.
Based on the form he has showcased in sporadic bursts during his short career so far it’s easy to understand why he is being touted as a potential signing.
Here’s what the Arsenal fans had to say about the 23-year-old yesterday…
Would take Ruben Loftus Cheek at Arsenal.
— Bhavs (@bhavss14) April 14, 2019
Yes at a low tag absolutely
— Lord Nelson (@fc_arsene) April 14, 2019
Perfect ramsey replacement
— noumaan hussain (@noumaan_23) April 14, 2019
— Higo (@DeKanoner) April 14, 2019
Gimme Loftus-Cheek n i think Arsenal will have a good replacement for Ramsey.
— Imunikhe (@imunikhe) April 14, 2019
— Aditya Vanne (@AdityaVanne) April 14, 2019
In a perfect work Loftus Cheek would be the ideal replacement for Ramsey at @Arsenal
— 🔥JoHn Muir👏 (@ThAi_KhwAlo) April 14, 2019