He also won the hearts of many Arsenal fans when he shushed the Tottenham crowd following his penalty for Norwich which helped knock out Jose Mourinho’s side from the competition.
Not only does Cantwell still clearly hold Arsenal close to his heart though, he has also proven to be a top talent.
The midfielder dazzled at times in his debut season in the Premier League, which included unforgettable goals against Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and – Arsenal.
In a team with attacking players such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and Bukayo Saka ahead of him, Cantwell’s creative flair would also be on show far more than what he could manage during Norwich’s relegation-threatened campaign.
If Cantwell stays at Norwich and they get promoted back to the Premier League, that £20m asking price will almost certainly go up to the same kind of money Lyon were demanding for Aouar.
Strike now, and Arsenal may well have another future star for England on their books.
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