Ex-Arsenal target Josip Drmic nets Leverkusen brace in romp

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The Swiss forward, who was considered by the Gunners in the summer, scored twice at the BayArena last night.

Arsenal’s search for a new striker brought them to Josip Drmic in the summer, with the Gunners said to have given serious consideration to signing the Switzerland international.

Despite interest from the North London club, the attacker went on to sign for Bayer Leverkusen but has had a relatively underwhelming campaign at the BayArena this term.

However, Drmic reminded Arsene Wenger’s men just what he was capable of last night by scoring a brace in Leverkusen’s 4-0 rout of Stuttgart.

The Swiss was preferred in attack to Stefan Kiessling and rewarded his manager’s decision with goals in the 36th and 59th minute, before being replaced seven minutes from time.

The 22-year-old has only started five Bundesliga games this season for Roger Schmidt’s men but last night’s brace lifts him to six goals for the campaign.

Given that Drmic has failed to win a consistent starting place at Leverkusen, Arsenal fans will feel vindicated in their side’s decision not to sign him but he showed last night that he has the potential to be a star if given more of a run in the team.

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