Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure impressed and showed his strengths in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Monday night, and Gunners fans took to Twitter to say they want to sign the Frenchman.
The 26-year-old is a box-to-box player who has plenty of impressive attributes in his game, which he displayed against the north London outfit under the floodlights.
The 6 ft star is decent in the air and used his muscle to dominate the likes of Aaron Ramsey, while he also showed his athleticism and quality when in possession of the ball.
It is something that didn’t go unnoticed by Arsenal supporters on Twitter with many seemingly keen to see him arrive at the Emirates Stadium in the future.
One said they “would love to get him at Arsenal to replace Xhaka”, while another described him as “a big Torrerira”.
Those are just two of the players he would likely be competing with for a spot in the centre of the park should Unai Emery decide to go and get him, with Matteo Guendouzi and Mohamed Elneny the other two options as Aaron Ramsey heads for the exit door in the summer.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I’d take Doucoure in this Arsenal team
— R. (@roggysantino) April 15, 2019
I rate Doucoure. Would love him at @arsenal
— #YoPierre (@zanteclarke86) April 15, 2019
Arsenal need to go get Doucoure
— Sal (@_Sal133) April 15, 2019
Doucouré is a brilliant footballer, would love to get him at Arsenal to replace Xhaka
— Kalon.. (@kalon_Hardwick) April 15, 2019
Doucoure is Matuidi 2.0. The similarity of their styles and quality is mad.
Top top player.
Hopefully Arsenal bring him in this summer.
— Futebol Knowledge (@camisadezUK) April 15, 2019
Arsenal need to go for Doucoure in the summer, he’s like a big Torreira
— Jake (@AFCJake__) April 15, 2019
Can we put in a cheeky bid for Doucoure in the summer?
— random arsenal fan init (@MerteSwagger) April 15, 2019
Also I'd have Doucoure at Arsenal, baller.
— Sam (@TheEmeryEra) April 15, 2019
Would love to see @Arsenal buy doucoure been very impressed with him tonight
— Wade eason (@WadeEason) April 15, 2019