Arsenal fans identify Milan player club 'should have signed' in Liverpool game

By Joshua Smith

Arsenal fans have heaped praise on Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan after his performance against Liverpool in the Champions League – saying the club should have signed the Frenchman in the summer transfer window.

Despite his side losing 3-2, the Milan goalkeeper left Anfield with his head held high after saving Mo Salah's penalty and pulling off a superb save from Joel Matip’s header, which had seemed destined for the top corner.

Liverpool grabbed the win with second-half goals from Salah and Jordan Henderson after going into the interval trailing after conceding two in the dying minutes of the first half.

Goalkeeper Maignan moved to Milan from French champions Lille for £13m during the summer transfer window, while the Gunners brought in former Sheffield United stopper Aaron Ramsdale for £24m, potentially rising to £30m in add-ons.

But following his showing in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Arsenal fans took to social media to say the club should have targeted Maignan.

One person wrote on Twitter: "AC Milan signed a Ligue 1 winning GK in Mike Maignan for €13m, while Arsenal signed a two-time relegated Aaron Ramsdale for 30 million Great British Pounds.

"If that doesn’t show you that English Tax is ridiculously stupid, then I don’t know what will."

Another added: "Mike Maignan is a brilliant goalkeeper. Milan signing him for €13m was an absolute steal, Arsenal missed a trick there."

A third wrote: "How’d we miss Maignan man…"

But other fans pointed out Maignan's desire for European football is probably the reason he didn't consider a switch to the Gunners.

Others also jumped to the defence of Ramsdale following his clean sheet against Norwich last weekend.

One wrote: "Move on already. We overpaid yh yh but can we change that? No! Support Rams and stop talking about other keepers. But Yh it was a great deal by Milan."

Another added: "We have Ramsdale!"

A third wrote: "We wanted an home grown goal keeper is that so hard to understand."


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