Arsenal fans have praised 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’s 3-2 loss, the Milan goalkeeper left Anfield with his head held high after saving Mo Salah’s penalty and making a superb header save from Joel Matip, who seemed destined for the top corner.
Liverpool took the win with second-half goals from Salah and Jordan Henderson after coming in behind after conceding two goals in the dying minutes of the first half.
Goalkeeper Maignan moved to Milan from French champions Lille for £ 13million during the summer transfer window, while the Gunners called on former Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for £ 24million. sterling, up to £ 30million in supplements.
But after his Champions League performance 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 to Mike Maignan for € 13million, while Arsenal signed a relegated double Aaron Ramsdale for £ 30million.
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“If that doesn’t show you that the English tax is ridiculously stupid, then I don’t know what will.”
Another added: “Mike Maignan is a brilliant goalkeeper. Milan signing him for € 13million was an absolute steal, Arsenal missed a lap there.”
A third wrote: “How we missed Maignan dude…”
But other fans have pointed out that Maignan’s desire for European football was probably the reason he hadn’t considered switching to the Gunners.
Others have also come to Ramsdale’s defense after his clean sheet against Norwich last weekend.
One of them wrote: “Move on already. We overpaid yh yh but can we change that? No! Support the Rams and stop talking about the other Guardians. But Yh, that was a good deal. by Milan. “
Another added: “We have Ramsdale!”
A third wrote: “We wanted a local goalkeeper, it’s so hard to understand.”