Arsenal fans react to Serge Aurier's World Cup display v Japan: "Perfect Sagna Replacement!"

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Ivory Coast came from a goal down to beat Japan 2-1 in Recife at the World Cup, taking them to second place in Group C.

In the early hours of the morning, Ivory Coast performed a sensational turnaround in Recife, as two goals in as many minutes from Swansea City's Wilfried Bony and ex-Arsenal flop Gervinho turned the game on its head, cancelling out Keisuke Honda's first half strike to give Sabri Lamouchi's men the three points.

However, those goals wouldn't have been possible without right back Serge Aurier. The Toulouse star, 21, looked shaky defensively at times but had a big hand in the comeback, whipping in two sensational crosses to hand the goals on a plate to Bony and Gervinho.

Aurier has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks as Bacary Sagna will leave the Emirates Stadium for Manchester City, and the Ivorian is widely seen as an ideal replacement for the experienced Frenchman. His display against Japan has only added more validity to that notion, and Gunners fans were evidently excited by his display, with a transfer believed to be in the pipeline.

Here are some of the tweets from Arsenal fans about Aurier's performance against Japan.

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