Some Arsenal fans are eager to sign France international Benjamin Pavard after his excellent performance at the World Cup on Saturday.
The 22-year-old defender played a crucial role in his country’s 4-3 win over Argentina, smashing in a volley that is a contender for the best goal scored in the tournament so far. It helped his side progress into the quarter-finals of the competition.
The finals are hotting up in Russia, with teams like England surely now glad to avoid France’s half of the draw, instead facing Colombia on Tuesday for the chance to play Sweden or Switzerland. For that match, the World Cup betting odds have Gareth Southgate’s men as evens to progress and a final against the French isn’t out of the question.
Pavard plays his club football at Stuttgart, where he plays predominately as a centre-back, although it’s clear from his France performances so far that he is more than capable of playing on the right flank too.
Would he be a good signing for the Gunners ahead of the new season?
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on a potential switch after his Saturday display…
@Arsenal go get PAVARD
— Bamenda Pikin 🇨🇲 (@bisseh50) July 1, 2018
And that's the Pavard i wanted Arsenal to sign as CB instead of Soyuncu
Wasn't thinking about him as a goalscorer though Lol
— John Fairclough (@JohnJig) June 30, 2018
@ArsenalFanTV Please can anyone tell Unai to sign pavard from Stuttgart for arsenal he impressed so much yesterday in the world cup
— Zakariahmwita (@ZakariahMwita) July 1, 2018
Ive said this before and will say it again. Pavard to Arsenal. Please
— Sen (@itzjustsen) July 1, 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
Really want Pavard at Arsenal. Versatile player, able to handle high pressure, can defend and attack efficiently. I’m sorry but bellerin is garbage 🤷🏾♂️
— J’binho 🇧🇷 (@J1neDa) June 30, 2018
Everyone saying "My Club sign Mbappe" and Me here "Come on get Pavard Arsenal"
— Anish (@AnishParajuli6) June 30, 2018
Arsenal should off load Bellerin and sign Pavard
— I-zagga Stulla (@ZaggaStulla__) June 30, 2018