It seems like a lifetime ago when Arsenal were eager on French midfielder Christopher Nkunku.
Now at RB Leipzig, the former PSG star was the talk of the town amongst Gooners. Reports in January 2019 claimed that Arsenal were eager to sign Nkunku.
However, as we know, the deal never materialised. Arsenal instead signed Denis Suarez from FC Barcelona on loan in what could be argued as one of the worst transfers in the history of the club.
Indeed, Unai Emery was eager to bring Nkunku to north London. And last night, the midfielder had a performance to remember as the French ace hit a hat-trick against Manchester City.
Leipzig lost 6-3 to the Premier League champions. But for Nkunku, it was a standout night for the 23-year-old, who scored his first professional hat-trick on the evening.
And as you would expect, Arsenal fans on social media couldn’t help but think what if Emery had landed his man in January 2019.
Here’s what some Arsenal. supporters had to say about Nkunku hitting a hat-trick past City on Twitter…
Any time Nkunku bags a goal or assist , I quietly curse Raul Sanhelli.— Sakanell! (@Sakkanel) September 15, 2021
Imagine Fabinho,Partey,Guendouzi,Nkunku,Zaha under Emery at Arsenal.
Nkunku hattrick… Emery was onto something 🤔— dj (@ddj_11) September 15, 2021
If they would’ve got Emery Zaha, Nkunku, & Partey. Arsenal would be playing tonight
Emery wanted to bring Nkunku, Fabinho, Nzonzi, Maguire & Zaha to the Emirates.— Arsenal Presser (@APresserV2) September 15, 2021
His talent ID >>>> pic.twitter.com/b5lhtOW7hU
Arsenal wanted Nkunku and were so close at one point 🥲— Flappyhandski (@Faaabianskiii) September 15, 2021
Emery wanted Christopher Nkunku Arsenal refused to give him £15m so he went for Dennis Suarez.— S.Sports (@Samsports094) September 15, 2021
Emery wanted Nkunku at Arsenal pic.twitter.com/4B5aJHf4JO— R (@ArsenalUltra49) September 15, 2021