Arsenal have been urged to beat Premier League rivals Manchester United to the signing of Cody Gakpo by fans following another stunning display for PSV Eindhoven. The Netherlands international scored a brace in the Europa League against FC Zurich, taking both strikes from long range in a thrashing of the Swiss side.
Gakpo has been highly coveted with a move to the Premier League in the transfer window and football.london understands that Mikel Arteta is an admirer of the winger. It is also understood that he dreams of a move to England, but any decision on his future will be made after the World Cup.
It could be a huge move for the Gunners if they manage it, given the start the 23-year-old has made this season for his club. He has since been linked with another move away, with reports claiming that PSV have to make a significant sale to balance their finances by next summer.
It remains to be seen if that is the case for the Dutch side, which could potentially open the door for a club to make their move for Gakpo in the upcoming windows. However, his stock continues to rise as he performs on the big stage, with his stunning brace against FC Zurich on Thursday evening just the latest achievement in a meteoric rise.
It has led to plenty of teams keeping an eye, with many fans desperate to get their hands on the youngster as he continues to progress. Arsenal fans were particularly keen to express their wish for him to be signed, taking to social media.
@mutumaMM: “Cody Gakpo’s ball striking. Wow!”
@ftbltinks: “If he doesn’t come to arsenal, I need him to retire. I love him too much to see him at a rival.”
@3liuud: “Gakpo should join us asap.”
@foxseabirds: “Mudryk or Gakpo next window?”
@cole__xy: “Gakpo is going to be a problem. Haaland potential.”