ARSENAL fans are demanding Marc Overmars return to the club after he put together the Ajax squad that stunned Juventus in the Champions League.
The Gunners legend celebrated last night’s heroics by sliding across the Allianz turf in his suit.
Overmars, 46, has been credited with playing a major role in assembling the young side that sent Cristiano Ronaldo and Co crashing out of Europe.
Matthijs de Ligt, 19, hailed as the best young centre-half on the planet by Rio Ferdinand, scored the goal that put the Dutch side in their first Champions League semi final since 1997.
There is also Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong, 21, and Manchester United and Arsenal target David Neres, still just 21.
Overmars is director of football at the Johan Cruyff ArenA and has been linked with a return to North London in a similar capacity.
Now fans are demanding it.
‘GOT THAT ARSENAL DNA’
One wrote: “We have to find a way of getting the Ajax director of football Marc Overmars to Arsenal.”
Another said: “We should’ve appointed Overmars as our DOF, former player and all, but no, baba Sanhelli wants to turn our club to ‘Club de futbol Arsenal’.”
A fellow user posted: “Marc Overmars pick up the phone. Donny Van De Beek and David Neres are reserved for @Arsenal.”
One comment read: “Speaking of Overmars what an amazing job he’s done at Ajax as technical director. Shame we couldn’t nick him for Arsenal.”
One wrote: “Overmars got that Arsenal DNA baby! Gimme that gut punch boys, I’m ready.”
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Another said: “We have to find a way of getting the Ajax Director of Football Marc Overmars to Arsenal.”
One fumed: “Arsenal and their small club mentality can’t even get a proper director of football, passed Overmars who is doing well.”
Some reports have claimed Arsenal want to replace current director of football Raul Sanllehi with Overmars, who has been in his current role with Ajax since June 2012.
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