Geoffrey Kondogbia's Monaco side were edged out by Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final last night.
The two sides drew 0-0 in the second leg, with Juventus winning 1-0 on aggregate.
Kondogbia was a key presence in midfield for the Ligue 1 side nonetheless, missing out on a battle against former French under-21 teammate Paul Pogba with the Juventus ace out injured.
The Monaco ace made five tackles and five interceptions, in each regard more than any of his midfield teammates.
He was coming off a superb pair of performances against Arsenal in the last 16, and his efforts had reportedly caught the attention of the Gunners, and their Premier League competitors Liverpool.
HITC reported comments last summer by Arsene Wenger regarding the Frenchman in Arsenal's matchday programme for the Emirates Cup, when he described Kondogbia as being just behind Paul Pogba, adding he was a 'very interesting' player.
He would be an ideal option for the Gunners to partner or alternate with Francis Coquelin in defensive midfield, while at Liverpool he could become a long-term replacement for Lucas Leiva.
Both sets of fans were impressed with what they saw of Kondogbia against Juventus last night. Here is a look at how they reacted on Twitter to his performance...
I just want Kondogbia at Arsenal.— Doofenshmirtz (@ussy11) April 22, 2015
@Arsenal I don't usually ask for much, but please get Geoffrey Kondogbia, thanks.— Shabba (@__NAGz) April 22, 2015
Kondogbia looks just the type of energetic, powerful box-to-box player Arsenal need, so there's little chance of them signing him. lol #afc— Kwikky (@fit_kwik) April 22, 2015
I wasn't entirely confinced by Kondogbia before this season but I have to say I'd really like him at Arsenal now.— SamW (@SamW_AFC) April 22, 2015
#LFC should be all over Kondogbia this summer but will prob be another lost target— Anthony (@anthony_sal89) April 22, 2015