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Ian Wright and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's tweets after Ousmane Dembele's Spurs goal

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There was plenty of drama in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The two Premier League teams involved - Tottenham and Liverpool - faced an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout rounds and avoid the Europa League.

Neither side had an easy passage, but Spurs certainly had the more difficult task as they made the journey to Barcelona and needed a big result.

Things certainly didn't get off to the perfect start either with Ousmane Dembele scoring a fantastic individual goal during the opening exchanges.

Collecting the ball around the halfway line, he showed incredible pace to breach the Tottenham defence and was composed in the penalty area with his finish.

Dembele's brilliant goal

It was a massive blow to the Premier League side, but one that was lessened by PSV Eindhoven unexpectedly taking the lead against Inter Milan.

All that aside, though, Dembele attracted plenty of praise for his goal and it continued a brilliant run of form that has moved parallel to criticism in the Spanish press.

One man was particularly impressed with the goal was fellow French-speaker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who quickly reacted on Twitter.

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Wright and Aubameyang on Twitter

Dembele has been regularly linked with a move to Arsenal, so the tweet naturally attracted attention and Gunners legend Ian Wright quickly waded into the situation.

What unfolded was a rather amusing exchange, all starting from an Aubameyang tweet that roughly translates as: "Wouaaaahhhhh my little you're so strong it's amazing."

Check out the Twitter thread down below:

Sorry Ian, but Arsenal won't be signing Dembele as long as he plays like this.

The Frenchman has raised two fingers to the critics with his recent performances and he stepped up to the plate in Lionel Messi's absence this week.

It's no surprise that Wright wondered how much Dembele costs, though, and Arsenal fans would rejoice if he moved to north London one day.

A few cheeky tweets can't exactly damage the situation, mind.

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Do you think Dembele would succeed in the Premier League? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Ousmane Dembele
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