All those fans of Arsenal who were dying to see Arsenal’s long term target playing a vital role against Manchester United in the champions’ league were left all disappointed. But the Brazilian has proved that all the hype surrounding him was true.
Arsenal’s target and Shakhtar’s £21.5million summer signing sat on the substitutes’ bench until the 91st minute of last Wednesday’s Champions League match, and when he finally came on he touched the ball just once.
The Gunners must have been hard done by after trying really hard for the former Atletico Miniero star who is proving to be unstoppable and is termed as the next best Brazilian star after Neymar.
While Facundo Ferreyra took the headlines for his hat-trick, and Alex Teixeira grabbed a quick-fire brace, much of what was good in Shakhtar’s play came from Bernard.
Setting up the first two goals – for Ferreyra and Teixeira respectively – Bernard also provided assists for the sixth and seventh strikes, scored by Eduardo Da Silva and Ismaily. Now it’s time for Arsenal to land such a player in the January transfer window. Whether its Di Maria or anyone else, Arsenal need flair on the wings specially after selling Gervinho to Roma.