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Arsenal-linked striker pictured attending north London derby

Arsenal-linked striker pictured attending north London derby
Arsenal-linked striker pictured attending north London derby

Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez was in attendance for Arsenal’s win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, after transfer links to both clubs.

Santiago Gimenez attending Arsenal's match against Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Gimenez on Instagram)
Santiago Gimenez attending Arsenal’s match against Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Gimenez on Instagram)

Feyenoord striker Santiago Gimenez has been linked with both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal this season, and the centre-forward got a good luck at both teams during Sunday’s north London derby.

Gimenez was in the stands for the match, and he shared pictures of his attendance on social media afterwards.

The player’s agent and family were also in attendance, sharing clips on Instagram as the Gunners beat their local rivals 3-2.

Santiago Gimenez attending Arsenal's match against Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Gimenez on Instagram)
Santiago Gimenez attending Arsenal’s match against Tottenham Hotspur (Photo via Gimenez on Instagram)

Reports have linked Arsenal with Gimenez since early in the current campaign, when Portuguese outlet O Jogo claimed the Gunners were in the process of scouting the striker.

The Evening Standard later confirmed that Arsenal had been scouting Gimenez, but it doesn’t seem like the interest has progressed much further than that.

Feyenoord sources have previously spoken out to deny receiving any formal offer from Arsenal, despite various claims in the media back in the player’s home country of Mexico.

Feyenoord's Mexican forward Santiago Gimenez #29 celebrates after scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie premier league football match between Feyenoord and Almere City FC at the Feyenoord Stadion de Kuip in Rotterdam, on August 27, 2023. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez celebrates after scoring during the Dutch Eredivisie premier league football match between Feyenoord and Almere City FC at the Feyenoord Stadion de Kuip in Rotterdam, on August 27, 2023. (Photo by MAURICE VAN STEEN/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

If Arsenal really are interested in signing Gimenez this summer, then their win over Spurs can’t have done much to harm their chances. Whilst if the links to Spurs are accurate, at least he’s been given a warning of what to expect with his new club.

Gimenez has scored 24 goals in 40 games for Feyenoord this season, as well as providing seven assists.

The 23-year-old has four goals in 25 matches (11 starts) for the Mexican national team.