Summer Arsenal target Josip Drmic ends 13-game goal drought with a brace

Josip Drmic Close Up

The Switzerland international scored twice against FC Koln this afternoon.

This summer a battle waged for the transfer of Swiss international striker Josip Drmic. He was in great form in the Bundesliga last term for FC Nurnberg, scoring 17 goals, placing him behind only the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Mario Mandzukic.

When Nurnberg suffered relegation, the chase hotted up to bring him in. He was heavily linked with several Premier League clubs over the course of summer including the likes of West Ham and Everton.

However it was Arsenal who seemed most keen to snap up the Swiss attacker. With this relegation also came a release fee, believed to be in the region of five million euros - so no wonder Arsenal were interested.

But even though German ex-pro turned pundit Lothar Matthaus kept assuring everyone that it was a done deal - that was not the case.

Leverkusen announced on their official website in June that Drmic had signed a contract to stay at the BayArena until 2019 - in a deal said to be worth just £4.9 million.

But in all honesty, it looks like money well saved. The striker has struggled to find his best from for the club since the switch. He scored his first goal in September but has not scored since, going on a 13 game barren run.

Today however he finally found the net again. He scored in the 5-1 win against Koln in the Bundesliga today. Not content with just the one, he soon made it two with his second goal of the game.

It means he now has a slightly more respectable three goals from 18 games this season. But Arsenal fans are still unlikely to lose any sleep on this failed deal.

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