Loads of Newcastle fans have been calling for some first team minutes for January arrival Antonio Barreca after he showed off some slick finishing in a club training video.
Newcastle travel to north London on Monday night to take on one of the most inconsistent teams in the Premier League.
While Arsenal have won just six league away games this season, they are almost unstoppable at home – their last home loss to a team not from Manchester came in January 2017, a 2-1 defeat to Watford.
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And Newcastle fans have rather sarcastically coined a new idea for Rafael Benitez to try out at the Emirates against this immovable object – Barreca up front.
No, that isn’t a joke. The club posted a video (which you can see here) of the players practising their finishing on Friday, and Barreca’s cultured volley into the back of the net has drawn loads of attention.
While the calls to start the Monaco loanee up front are of course in jest, one does have to wonder what he needs to do to get a shot at left back, his actual position.
Either way, fans want the forgotten signing to play, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Barreca got some strike on him
— ToonMatic2019 (@aggaz2009) March 28, 2019
Turns out Barecca is actually a striker
— Sanjay (@nufcsanjay) March 28, 2019
@oscarknebel barreca on fire ?
— Nick Holmes (@NickHolmes3) March 28, 2019
Rafa needs to play barreca⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️
— ⍨ (@Lxngstaff) March 29, 2019
— Michael (@rooney03) March 28, 2019
Barecca is clearly a 20 a season finisher
— Simon John Wilkin (@SjWiLKiN) March 28, 2019
Why isn’t he playing up top ???
— Brendan (@brendan1996) March 28, 2019
If Barreca isn’t upfront of Monday we gonna riot! ?
— Daryl Paul (@DarylPaul20) March 28, 2019