Arsenal fans react to Marco Asensio's performance for Real Madrid

Marco Asensio of Real Madrid CF in action during his warming-up session before the Copa del Rey quarter final first leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Deportivo Leganes at Estadio...

Marco Asensio certainly got Arsenal fans talking after his brilliant cameo.

Marco Asensio of Spain competes for the ball with Miralem Pjanic of Bosnia during an international friendly match between Spain and Bosnia at the AFG Arena on May 29, 2016 in St Gallen,...

Arsenal fans were left purring over Marco Asensio's brilliant cameo for Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The reigning European champions kept alive their hopes of a third successive title by beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their last-16 encounter.

For so long it looked set to end 1-1 after Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half penalty cancelled out Adrien Rabiot's opener, but Asensio, a one-time Arsenal target, was introduced on 80 minutes in what proved an inspired substitution by Zinedine Zidane.

TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring their fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League final football match between Juventus and Real Madrid...

The 22-year-old midfielder made an instant impact, playing a role in Ronaldo's second of the night on 83 minutes, before directly setting up Marcelo for a third late on.

According to Diario Gol in August, Arsenal were willing to pay Asensio's hefty release clause in the Spanish capital, which The Sun claims is around £72 million.

And fans of the North London club are desperate to see Arsene Wenger rekindle an interest this summer.

Marco Asensio of Real Madrid CF in action during his warming-up session before the Copa del Rey quarter final first leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Deportivo Leganes at Estadio...

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