With Arsenal transfer rumours getting increasingly discouraging about the chances of the Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy saying yes to a move to the Gunners this summer, Arsene Wenger must be already looking at other options up front and one proven Premier League forward that has been linked with Arsenal is the Everton and Belgium star Romelu Lukaku.
After a poor showing from Lukaku and his team mates in their opening defeat to Italy there were suggestions that the big striker might be dropped by Marc Wilmots but the Belgian manager gave him another chance today and was paid back for his faith in full.
The whole Belgium side looked sharper but they still failed to score in the first half and hardly troubled the Irish keeper for that matter. The Belgians were already under pressure and it would have grown by the minute as the second half wore on, so there was huge relief for them when Lukaku scored just three minutes after the restart.
And what a goal it was! I would say his long range curling striker was the best goal of Euro 2016 so far and it certainly gave Belgium a massive boost as they never looked back and scored two more without reply before the end. Lukaku also scored the third goal and while it was not in the same league as his first it was taken well and the young striker showed great composure and technique to slot past the keeper.
Does this mean that he is worth the transfer fee of more than £50 million being talked about though? I am not so sure myself because he was not exactly brilliant apart from the two goals? He does have huge potential but is that really good enough for Arsenal as we attempt to win the Premier League next season?