‘Sign him now!’ – Arsenal fans react to Cody Gakpo stunning goal for Netherlands vs Ecuador
Gakpo has long been a target for the Gunners, but a summer transfer was challenging to complete because the player wanted to play regular football to increase his chances of playing in the World Cup in Qatar.
After scoring against Senegal and then opening the scoring against Ecuador this evening, the Dutch star has now scored twice in two games (Friday).
In order to give Bukayo Saka some competition, Arsenal is reportedly eager to sign a new winger in the January transfer window.
Manchester United and Newcastle have expressed interest in the PSV star, and the Eredivisie team has set an asking price of £40 million for their gifted winger.
Gakpo has now netted five goals in as many games for the Netherlands, and Arsenal supporters are enthusiastic about the 23-year-old.
This online newspaper examines the best social media responses to Gakpo’s opening goal against Ecuador.
The brilliant long-range strike prompted @bennyTOHO to tweet: “What a strike Gakpo,” Posted by @aaron utd “Gakpo is a legend of a man. Take a look at that shooting style.”
In response to the goal, @ViceAndVirtues_ tweeted: “I need Cody Gakpo at Arsenal, he’s impressed me.” @TheArsenalWrap agreed with others and posted: “Sign Gakpo up what a player!”
The Netherlands, who are attempting to win Group A, took the lead after just 10 minutes when Gakpo drifted in from the left wing and fired a rocket of a shot past the Ecuadorian goalkeeper.
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