Arsenal fans have been drooling over Dayot Upamecano after his performance against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League, with many fans feeling that he is the ‘perfect partner’ for William Saliba next season.
Upamecano put in an impressive display in RB Leipzig’s 3-0 home win over Spurs, which meant that they won the tie 4-0 overall on aggregate. The 21-year old central defender notched up an 8 overall rating on Sofascore, the highest out of anybody on the pitch. Indeed, Upamecano made the highest number of clearances (5) and also fouls (5), showing his ability to break up play when Spurs were on the attack.
Impressively, the Frenchman has also made the most blocks on average per game out of any Leipzig players in the Bundesliga and the Champions League, racking up 0.8 blocks per Bundesliga game and 0.7 per Champions League according to WhoScored.
Arsenal have been linked (per the Sun) with Upamecano in the past and many Arsenal fans feel that he would be the ‘perfect partner’ for incoming arrival William Saliba next season:
Upamecano HAS to be a top target for the summer. Him and Saliba next season sounds like absolute filth.
— Mike (@CallAnAuba) March 11, 2020
Saliba and Upamecano at Arsenal next season would be the dream.
— On Me Head Son! (@Danielfloyd1981) March 11, 2020
Tierney – Upamecano – Saliba – Bellerin
Soon at the Carpet🔴🔥🔥
— * (@FoftyCentz) March 11, 2020
Thoughts on a potential upamecano and saliba partnership? Not likely but praying we can get him
— 🆎 (@RRandomzz) March 10, 2020
Break the bank and get Upamecano in. Him and Saliba would be maaaad
— KB (@KaranGooner14) March 10, 2020
Saliba is done, bids going in for Upamecano. Yes, I’ll keep dreaming till it happens.
— That Guy DR (@Thedenrele) March 10, 2020
If arsenal sign upamecano, him and saliba next season as cb partnership will be unstoppable. You know what to do @Arsenal
— UmerAFC (@Umzeyyy) March 10, 2020
Arsenal fans, do you think Upamecano would be the perfect partner for Saliba next season? Do you think you need Champions League football to attract him? Let us know in the comments down below!
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