Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech dazzled on his first Premier League start of the season against Burnley yesterday.
The former Ajax winger scored a goal and provided an assist and went home with the man of the match award in Chelsea’s comprehensive 3-0 victory at Turf Moor.
Ziyech was linked with a move to Arsenal few years ago after revealing he would like to play for them and Barcelona.
“Well, I have two clubs (I’d like to play for),” Ziyech told Ajax TV in 2017, as quoted by Metro. “They are Arsenal and Barcelona. That is my ultimate dream.”
Arsenal went on to signed Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £70m, a decision Arsenal fans regret deeply.
Here are few selected tweets following Ziyech’s man of the match performance against Burnley.
This Chelsea team will be unstoppable in future. Ziyech is such a terrific player. How we never tried to sign him when his buyout clause was £24M baffles me. He's an Arsenal fan as well and wanted to join us.
— WelBeast (@WelBeast) October 31, 2020
A reminder that Arsenal could have had Hakim Ziyech for 25million last summer. 🤦🏾♂️
— Edward Agyemang-Gyau (@1mistereddy) October 31, 2020
Still don’t forgive this unfortunate arsenal team for Ziyech
— Hurricane Santi (@zayd_farouk) October 31, 2020
I said it for time, Arsenal should’ve gone all in for Hakim Ziyech
— 𝙄 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙡 𝙄𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙗𝙡𝙚 ⛈ (@SxmmAfc) October 31, 2020
Ziyech is proper baller ffs!
Wanted him at Arsenal since last 2 years.
— R (@ArsenalUltra49) October 31, 2020
Can’t believe Arsenal let Ziyech slip. Nah I’m fuming he’s with the opps
— Gustavo (@OA365__) October 31, 2020
I can’t believe we didn’t buy Ziyech man. Arsenal fan. Özil is his idol. Available for £25m and was begging to join us 😭😭😭
— Jax Teller (@SVNdombele) October 31, 2020
I will never forgive Arsenal for not getting Ziyech
— Irka H&S (@Irka_) October 31, 2020
Ziyech is a baller still can’t believe we didn’t get him when he was begging to join arsenal
— Ismail 🇵🇰 (@1886Ismail) October 31, 2020
Ziyech the real deal. Arsenal have blood on their hands.
— Shane Collins (@mrprincecollins) October 31, 2020
Arsenal chose pepe over ziyech btw 🥴👽☠️💀
— mhendi🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲 (@porche_rankine) October 31, 2020