Whilst Arsenal fans may not have the pleasure of seeing their side play in the Champions League this season, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been able to take any enjoyment from the competition.
On Wednesday night, the Gunners saw their north London rivals Tottenham lose 1-0 to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last 16 clash.
And one man who seemed to catch the eye of watching Arsenal supporters, was Marcel Sabitzer.
As per Sofascore, he made an impressive three interceptions, had 71 touches, completed six of his ten attempted long balls, and won five total duels.
After seeing his performance, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the midfielder.
— D. Holandrio (@holandrio) February 20, 2020
Sabitzer is class
— Raf (@MezutMagic) February 19, 2020
— 👑KingsOfLondon👑 (@Arsenal4Ever26) February 19, 2020
Been watching this game for one minute and I want arsenal to sign Sabitzer
— AndyAFC (@WoolwichArsena3) February 19, 2020
One fan meanwhile suggested that amidst the likes of Dayot Upamecano and Timo Werner – the former of course having been linked with a move to the club last summer – Sabitzer “is the one”.
People talk about Upamecano and Werner… but for me, Sabitzer is the one. A seriously gifted technician, versatile and can play in different positions from CM to Winger, set piece specialist and a leader on the pitch. Not the most flashy or flamboyant but ticks so many boxes✅. https://t.co/jOzc4AaU7G
— Arsenalian #ArtetaEra (@Arsenalian6) February 19, 2020
Another supporter even claimed that he is the “ideal Ramsey replacement”.
We should get Sabitzer, ideal Ramsey replacement
— Shashank (@Xhashank_27) February 20, 2020
Still only 25-years-old, the Austria international has built up considerable experience playing at the highest level for Leipzig, making 115 appearances in the Bundesliga alone.
This season has seen him be an influential figure for Leipzig, scoring 12 times and providing a further eight assists in 31 games across all competitions.
Whether the Gunners will heed some of their fans’ advice on looking to sign the £36m-rated man, is another matter however.