Russia international shot-stopper Igor Akinfeev was the host nation’s hero as two penalty shoot-out saves against 2010 World Champions Spain on Sunday made sure the least ranked team at the FIFA World cup reached the last-8 of the 2018 global showpiece, and many Gunners faithful’s have urged the Board to bring in the 32-year-old goalkeeper, valued at £9million by Transfermarkt.
The host Nation came into the competition as the lowest ranked team, but they will now lock horns with one of the tournament’s most impressive teams, Croatia in the next knockout stage following the win against the Spaniards, with the CSKA safe hands proving to be his nation’s hero last weekend.
Newly appointed Arsenal manager Spaniard Unai Emery has already completed the signing of goaltender Bernd Leno from Bundesliga side Bayern Leverkusen this summer transfer window, and given David Ospina and Petr Cech are both at the side the manager looks unlikely to seek for another goalkeeper unless both of them leave.
Gunners faithful’s wants Igor
Nevertheless some Gunners faithful’s, who also want their team to sign another the 25-year-old Russian, were quick to identify Igor Akinfeev as the player they want the club to sign on social media site – Twitter, and while a fan said “go get him”, another fan said “please sign #IgorAkinfeev”.
Here is some of the Twitter reaction from fans…
@Arsenal Igor Akinfeev is your new goal keeper…go get him
— Aturu n' Ewu (@cononiwu) July 1, 2018
— P2 (@p2blase) July 1, 2018