Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho featured for his side in their 3-0 Champions League defeat against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on Wednesday night, and Arsenal fans were quick to take to Twitter to urge their club to sign the teenager, whom Arsene Wenger admitted on beIN sports he tried to sign when he was manager.
Wenger: "I tried to get Jadon Sancho to Arsenal." pic.twitter.com/fTXqrnCniS
— P™ (@Cechque) February 13, 2019
The 18-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant 2018/19 season with the Bundesliga leaders – scoring eight goals and providing a further 13 assists in 29 appearances in all competitions – and would have hoped to make an impact in north London in the first leg of the last 16 tie against Spurs.
While the exciting attacker showed his sheer speed and skill at times, Jan Vertonghen generally did a great job at keeping the England international relatively quiet, before he was taken off in the 88th minute.
Meanwhile, the Gunners have two great strikers in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, but perhaps don’t have a plethora of quality options in wide areas to help feed the duo.
Arsenal supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on Sancho’s performance, and while one said he “could be a game-changer alongside Aubameyang”, another simply said “need him at Arsenal”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@Arsenal We need to sign Jordan Sancho he has so much potential and could be a game changer along side Aubameyang.
— Paul Gregory (@ollieplayzz10) February 13, 2019
I want Sancho at arsenal man ?
— John ‘AFC’ Pele ?⚪️ (@Johnpele1993) February 13, 2019
Jadon Sancho to Arsenal pleaaaaaase
— Darren Gough (@DazzyGeezy) February 13, 2019
I’d love to reunite Jaren Sancho and Reiss Nelson at Arsenal
— jakey (@jakeytrevino) February 13, 2019
Need Sancho to be doing that to spurs players in the red and white of arsenal ?
— Ali Tariq (@aleetgunner) February 13, 2019
Watch the video below to see the most insane overhead kick you will see this week…
@sonny_arsenal sancho and zagadou would sort us out for next 10 years. Give emery the money stingy kronke
— M (@Q_Arsenal9) February 13, 2019
sancho is soo good, need him at Arsenal
— @dawitxn (@dawitxn) February 13, 2019
@Arsenal sign Sancho pls
— BardaHD (@_BardaHD_) February 13, 2019
Jadon Sancho playing a lot like Sanchez at Arsenal 2016/17. Absolutely unstoppable. @Arsenal tap him up
— Joe Taylor (@iamjoetaylor) February 13, 2019
Time for teams to raid Dortmund next season & send them to 2.Bundesliga.
Need Sancho & Reus at Arsenal.
— Don Unai (@Arsenal490304) February 13, 2019