Was Arsenal's scout as impressed with Wanyama as these Gunners fans were?

Celtic Champions League

Arsenal remain interested in Celtic's Victor Wanyama, with it claimed the Gunners had a scout at Parkhead last night.

Celtic lost their Champions League first leg with Juventus 3-0 last night, and that was at home - leaving them with an impossible task heading to Turin for the return game.

One of Celtic's most coveted players is Victor Wanyama, with it reported by the Telegraph that the Kenyan was scouted by Arsenal last night, with Arsene Wenger identifying a holding midfielder as a priority for the summer.

Wanyama has been an impressive figure all season long, standing out in their 2-1 group stage victory over Barcelona, in which he scored an early header.

Last night against Juventus the scoreline did not go Celtic's way, but Wanyama was not short on effort.

He fired in more shots than any Celtic player, save for Kris Commons, even if only one of his four attempts was on target. Wanyama completed 90 per cent of his passes, a higher ratio than any of his teammates.

Wanyama was also the joint team-leader in tackles made, with four, as he sought to put the brakes on Juventus' attacks.

But stats only tell half the story, a more telling account of how Wanyama played can be gauged from these reactions from Arsenal fans watching who commented on the midfielder on Twitter:

@samblitz7: Love the look of Victor Wanyama. Lovely touch and player, perfect for Arsenal. #AFC #celtic

@danscag: I want Wanyama at Arsenal- strong, composed, wants the ball, keeps it moving and isn't afraid to have a pop. What a find he is #celtic #afc

@jamesmijnlieff: Pirlo literally has had no chance of dictating. Wanyama must be a future gunner. #afc

@topgooner100: OK now Celtic are practically Out can we start working on bringingWanyama to Arsenal please :) #AFC

@graemedutch83: I thought Wanyama looked just what we need tonight - no doubt he'll join city or united in the summer #AFC #gooner

@thegoonerboy: Wanyama is a far better option than Diame in my opinion #AFC

@dannyboyafc: Wanyama is a beast I'd take him at arsenal all day long #AFC #CELvJUV 

@Jam_afc: Wanyama looks decent. Maybe under better coaches at a top team he would develop all-round ability. Not technically great. #Beast #AFC

@m4fyew: Wanyama would be a great addition in the summer #afc

@arsenal_jt: Victor Wanyama is worth the hype. PL top 4 quality! #afc

@fc_arsenal_hu: Wanyama is good. So good. JUST 22! Imagine that! I'll be gutted if he goes to Old Trafford. Wenger should go&get him in the summer. #afc

Were you equally as impressed by Wanyama? Where will he play next season and how much is he worth?

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