Arsenal fans found out all we needed to know about the France international star Geoffrey Kondogbia this season, as the central midfielder was easily the Man of the Match when his French Ligue 1 club Monaco came to the Emirates for the Champions League first-leg game of the knockout stages.
Although Arsenal were poor and Olivier Giroud missed a hatful of chances, Kondogbia did not deserve to lose and he even scored their first goal of the night, proving that he has many strings to his bow as well along with power, energy, work rate and technical ability.
So it would be much nicer to have him playing for you than against you and Arsene Wenger clearly agrees, according to a Metro report which claims the Prof has personally instructed the Arsenal board to get the young Frenchman to north London in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Gunners were previously linked with Kondogbia when he was just emerging as a star in La Liga for Sevilla but perhaps the boss was worried about his ability to prove himself at the top level, something he has now done and so it appears that Arsenal will launch a bid of around £18 million for the dynamic 22-year old when this season comes to a close.
Is Kondogbia one of the missing pieces in the Arsenal puzzle?