Arsenal fans go crazy for transfer target Aleksandr Golovin after dazzling display in World Cup opener


The CSKA Moscow midfielder, who has been linked with a move to the Emirates, was involved in three of Russia's five goals against Saudi Arabia

Two assists and a goal for Aleksandr Golovin sent Arsenal fans wild about the prospect of him coming to the Emirates.

Russias young prodigy starred for the hosts as they opened up their World Cup in style with a 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia.

Golovin scored a superb free-kick in injury time

It was his cross which landed perfectly on the head of Yuri Gazinskiy for the tournaments opening goal and he was at it again 20 minutes later with a delightful delivery for Artem Dzyuba to nod home.

He rounded off a superb display with a well-deserved goal right at the death, curling home a sumptuous free-kick from 20-yards out.

He has been heavily linked with a move to the Gunners after ex-manager Arsene Wenger confirmed he was a fan of the 22-year-old before their Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow in March.

Golovin was mightily impressive against Saudi Arabia

Golovin was mightily impressive against Saudi Arabia

And although Juventus looks like his most likely destination this summer, fans have been urging new boss Unai Emery to follow up on that interest by signing the CSKA midfielder.

Here are some of the best tweets.

Arsenal should have signed Golovin long before this game. He's too good😭

β€” Anago (@anagotiny) June 14, 2018

Golovin is top notch. 22 years old. Bring him in as Wilsheres replacement please @Arsenal Absolutely amazing player.

β€” Matthew Burford (@MatthewBurford) June 14, 2018

Arsenal Twitter hyping Golovin for being a level above Saudi Arabia. It's lit.

β€” Doug Nichols (@TheTXI) June 14, 2018

Arsenal should just sign Golovin now! No need to wait for his 2nd audition.

β€” CaptainΒΉΒ³ πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ (@CaptainSR4_) June 14, 2018

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