Uruguay defender Diego Laxalt caught the eye of many Arsenal supporters on Saturday night after he helped his country through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a win over Portugal.
Progressing after a 2-1 victory, Uruguay are now definitely in with a shout of winning the entire tournament after, with Laxalt clearly central to their ambitions moving forward.
The Genoa left-back produced an excellent performance throughout the 90 minutes last night, showing the kind of defensive solidity that has been lacking at the Gunners in recent seasons.
A regular for the Italian side with 34 starts last season, if some Arsenal fans get their way, he’ll be playing at the Emirates Stadium next season.
His industrious and determined style, along with his ability to move the ball forward is being touted as perfect for Unai Emery’s side, with competition on the left of defence needed next term.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on a potential switch after Saturday’s display…
I don’t know who this Laxalt guy is for Uruguay, but he may be one of my favorite players on that team. He’s constantly driving at defenders on the wing. He uses his speed to his advantage, and is an excellent player. Have no idea who he is but wouldn’t mind him at Arsenal.
— JT 🔴⚪️ (@VermontGunner49) July 1, 2018
I just want Arsenal to sign that Laxalt. He’s a beast.
— . (@ogcokee) June 30, 2018
Fantastic player! Let's rate him against France. We already signed Torreira. That dude was using his whole body to defend including his groin area. This Laxalt guy reminds me of Lacazette, he 'll be better at arsenal cos we need a replacement 4 Monreal. Wat happened to ur LBs? https://t.co/QKlFVT7t5J
— Shobitan Adedoyin (@doyin_boss) June 30, 2018
@Arsenal ok, I'm not being greedy but please tell Mislintat to sign up Laxalt too.
— Rufus Ike Dz (@DzRufus) June 30, 2018
Hi @Arsenal. Get Laxalt's agent on the phone already abeg.
— Thendo (@MsThenz) June 30, 2018
Once again…@Arsenal get LAXALT abeg!
— UCHMAN (@therealUchman) June 30, 2018
I wish Arsenal would sign Laxalt and Pavard because those two are fucking quality. Torreira looked quality in that game and the last though. Adonis Cavani is just irresistible.
— asad (@Asad3000) June 30, 2018
Can see why #Atalanta were interested as a replacement for Spinazzola
Would be an interesting LB / LWB option for #Arsenal
— ClerkenwellGooner (@RationalArsenal) June 30, 2018
@Arsenal can you please buy Torreira and Laxalt already?
— Uthman (@ouschilly) June 30, 2018