By Matthew Henderson
After pictures emerged of Jurgen Klopp watching Gonzalo Higuain in action for Argentina, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to express their envy.
Higuain, who has been linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, played for Argentina in their Copa America opener against Chile on Monday night, following a season where the forward broke the record for goals scored in a single Serie A season with a stunning 36 strikers.
As reported by Football Insider earlier on Tuesday, one of those watching in the stands was Liverpool boss Klopp and the overall reaction from Arsenal fans in the hours to come was less than positive.
Although the Gunners have made an offer of around £20m for Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, this season’s second-highest goalscorer in the Premier League has set off for Euro 2016 in France without informing either club of his decision.
Some Arsenal fans on Twitter have responded to this silence by comparing the player to other strikers linked with rival clubs, such as Higuain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alvaro Morata, and others have compared the appeal of the charismatic Klopp to that of Arsene Wenger.
Here are selection of the messages on Twitter:
Higuain to LFC, who are without CL, the power of a top manager, Wenger clearly not regarded as a top manager anymore, time to go #Arsenal
— Daren (@Dazzamb) June 7, 2016
Liverpool getting Higuain.
Man U getting Ibrahimovic.
Chelsea getting Morata.
We're here getting rejected by Vardy ffs.
— Wilshoholic (@Wilshoholic) June 7, 2016
Liverpool are trying Higuain, Man United almost done Ibra, Chelsea making morata possible meanwhile arsenal waiting on some jamie Vardy! !
— WengerOutGooner (@nadeem_gunner) June 7, 2016
If Higuain should enter Liverpool, I would never forgive Wenger. 0 support for Arsenal for a year if that happens 😕😕
— DJ Tohbahd™ (@DJTOHBAHD) June 7, 2016
Is Arsenal really going to let Liverpool get Higuain when we so badly need a world class striker?
— Ebi Preh (@ebipreh) June 7, 2016
transfer window 2k16:
— kez (@keziaafc) June 7, 2016
Whilst Arsenal are waiting for Jamie Vardy to decide whether he is Arthur or Martha…LIverpool are going after Higuain! #Ambition
— Chris (@lonewolf153) June 7, 2016
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds’ summer spending could continue with the double acquisition of two Copa America stars.