Julian Draxler played a big part in Paris Saint-Germain’s stunning victory over Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night, so automatically fans decided to make fun of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for failing to sign him.
The 23-year-old midfielder revealed to French TV station TF1 earlier this month that he had been in contact with Arsenal a few years ago, but that their interest eventually waned.
Draxler ended up signing for PSG from Wolfsburg in the January transfer window and has gone on to score five goals in nine appearances in all competitions.
He netted the second in an impressive 4-0 rout over European heavyweights Barcelona, who failed to find their feet at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of their last-16 clash.
Angel Di Maria scored two of the goals, while Edinson Cavani wrapped it up to give PSG a commanding advantage heading into next month’s second leg at the Camp Nou.
After Draxler’s performances, some Arsenal fans hit out at Wenger for failing to buy him, while other football supporters took the opportunity to mock the French boss.
Wenger "almost" signed Draxler over the past 15 transfer windows…..????
— Alex Harrison (@albo13harrison) February 14, 2017
Arsene Wenger and every arsenal fan must be burning after how Draxler performed tonight lool
— SHURAIM (@RealCapz) February 14, 2017
Arsene Wenger in his presser on Friday: "I, err, could've signed Julian Draxler, I was, err, actually the one who spotted him, err…"
— Ed???? (@MercilessMarcos) February 14, 2017
— Pete Smale (@Pete_Smale) February 14, 2017
Tbf Arsene Wenger COULD have signed Draxler so he deserves some credit… pic.twitter.com/CmXgvko8SR
— Diegofied (@Diegofied) February 14, 2017
Im sure Next press conference Wenger confirms Draxler almost joined @Arsenal … but like so many … didnt.
— Danny Brett (@MrDB1989) February 14, 2017
Arsene Wenger: "We were very close to signing Draxler. I have been tracking him since he was a fetus.""
— Mikk beamer (@junayo101) February 14, 2017
— rajvardhan singh (@GUNNERTILLIDIE) February 14, 2017
Why Wenger didn't buy Draxler… I know not
— Chocolate Dinosaur (@MrChafuwa) February 14, 2017
Julian Draxler adds to the growing list of Wenger's shining missed targets, of course ???? #ChampionsLeague
— Joshua Dawe (@joshuadawe2) February 14, 2017
Remember folks Draxler wasn't good enough.
Wenger knows best .
— Gooner Till I Die (@GoonerTillIDie1) February 14, 2017
— a76r (@a76r) February 14, 2017
Draxler is actual madness. See what Wenger dodged
— Solace (@SolaDaniel_) February 14, 2017
Draxler should have been ours…. damnnn wenger
— goooooner (@Arrsene_Wenger) February 14, 2017
Can't even comment on Draxler cause Wenger must be seeing the stupidity in himself by now
— The Man (@ThisisWale_G) February 14, 2017