Arsenal target Nunez shows Lacazette & co. how it’s done with Benfica hat-trick

Arsenal are you watching?  Gunners Nunez goal showing Lacazette & Co.  How's it going with a Benfica hat-trick

After Arsenal’s defeat at the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon, rumors once again shed light on the ravages of attack that Arsenal face at the present time, with a rumored key target by Mikel Arteta’s forces providing another prime example of his elite capabilities in and around the region. Box.

The player in question? Darwin Nunez.

The headline-grabber Nunez is back on the pitch for a short time, welcoming Benfica Belenenses in Lisbon for the La Liga game.

For their part, the hosts secured a comfortable 3-1 victory that night, amid their ongoing efforts to chase duo Porto and Sporting Lisbon to the top of the Portuguese league.

And it was that Nunez man who almost inevitably stole the show.

Having netted in his side’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Liverpool during the week, on the back of goals in both his previous matches domestically and on the continent as well, the Uruguayan is back again tonight, en route to a superb hat-trick.

All three of Nunez’s goals can be seen below, in a final display that will no doubt draw attention in the red half of north London once again:

PL . clubs are lined up

Should Arsenal eventually go on to make a move for Nunez in the summer, they are expected to be joined in the race for the striker by a host of other Premier League clubs.

This comes with the Uruguay international clearly defined as the type of player who will excel in the harsh and faltering nature of the English game.

Besides Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Brighton and West Ham are all understood to be keen on Nunez, with the latter even seeing a big financial offer for the 22-year-old during the January transfer window.

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