Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne continued his impressive start to the season with a stunning goal in his side’s 3-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday night, and Arsenal fans believe he could be the perfect Alexis Sanchez replacement.
Take a bow, Lorenzo Insigne 😳👏
An absolutely stunning goal gives Napoli the lead… pic.twitter.com/7YrrAZwv8t
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 21, 2017
Following a frustrating goalless first-half, the Italy international cut in from the left-hand side 11 minutes after the break before curling a brilliant strike into the top corner from 30 yards with his right foot to give the hosts the lead.
The 26-year-old has now scored eight goals and provided a further five assists in 20 appearances in all competitions for Napoli this term, and he could one of the names in line to replace Sanchez, who looks set to leave the Gunners when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on Insigne via social media, and while one simply said “Welcome to The Arsenal”, another said he would be the “perfect replacement” for Sanchez.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Oi @Arsenal when Alexis leaves have a little chat with Insigne for us would ya cheers x
— Jay (@jayjayoconnor_) November 22, 2017
Need Insigne at Arsenal to replace Sanchez
— Ridders (@JoeRiddiford) November 21, 2017
Lorenzo Insigne. Welcome to The Arsenal.
— Mo (@NabilFekirFC) November 21, 2017
If Alexis leaves, Lorenzo Insigne should be #arsenal’s next target
— The Ultimate Gemini (@wordsofdevante) November 21, 2017
Insigne to Arsenal as a Sanchez replacement please
— Santiagö (@daanwills) November 21, 2017
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 if Sanchez leaves Arsenal I hope we sign Insigne as his replacement https://t.co/MOmI1mwrAx
— MB (@MB8701) November 21, 2017
Arsenal need to be looking into insigne
— #4 (@J3music) November 21, 2017
Dear @Arsenal please go to Napoli and get Lorenzo Insigne. He's such a brilliant player.
— 😎 (@brian_gooner) November 21, 2017
@Arsenal sign insigne
— Hugo (@hugzz5) November 21, 2017
Insigne would be the perfect replacement if Sanchez doesn't sign!
— Sebarivers (@Sebariverss) November 21, 2017