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‘Similar to Eden Hazard’: Many Arsenal fans react as club reportedly eye CL star, with £21.5m asking price

Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Olympiacos playmaker Daniel Podence ahead of the January transfer window – and Gunners fans have reacted on Twitter to the news, with some keen to see him sign – while others disagree.

Portuguese outlet A Bola have reported that Podence, 23, has emerged onto Arsenal’s shortlist as he continues his stunning 2018-19 form this time around. Last season, he netted eight goals and laid on nine assists in 41 outings.

This season, he has struck twice in the Champions League, against Arsenal’s bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur as Olymapicos came from two goals down to draw 2-2 in Greece. He also netted in qualifying against Russian side Krasnodar.

Podence is renowned for his blistering speed from out wide, but also his footballing intelligence and creativity. He is able to drift past players while dribbling with the ball, and is more than adept at finding the back of the net.

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The report claims Arsenal are keeping tabs on the uncapped Portuguese star, with Olymapicos setting his asking price at a fee of £21.5million. The Gunners seem to be leading the way for Podence, but Sevilla are also interested.

Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to the reported news that the Gunners are keen on Podence, with many excited to see a player of his attacking pedigree sign for the club. One fan said he is “similar to Eden Hazard”.

Some suppoters, though, think Arsenal are already well stocked out wide – with Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Gabriel Martini as options.

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