Last week, Alaba admitted that hes open to the idea of leaving Bayern and, in the candid interview, the 26-year-old left-back once again raised the fact that hes a lifelong Arsenal.
I was [an Arsenal fan as a child]. When youve been an Arsenal fan as a kid you will be one your whole life in some way, he said.
So when the German giants wrapped up a deal for Atletico Madrid left-back Hernandez on Wednesday, Gooners immediately began dreaming about the prospect of Alaba arriving in north London.
Hernandez has long been linked with a move to the Allianz Arena and Bayern finally got their man for a club-record fee of €80million (£68m).
The France World Cup-winner has signed a five-year contract with Niko Kovacs side and will join up with his new team-mates ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.
Hernandez, though, is not necessarily a straight replacement for Alaba as Bayern as both players are capable of playing in a number of positions.
Alaba has played across the back four and is also comfortable in central midfield, while Hernandez has experience at centre-half as well as at left-back.
However, this didnt stop Arsenal supporters getting excited…
— Rodunga (@arsenalszn) March 27, 2019
Does this open the door for us to sign Arsenal Fan David Alaba https://t.co/H0yqWI1psL
— Arsenal's Voice (@ArsenalsVoice) March 27, 2019
Lucas Hernandez signed for Bayern Munich.
David Alaba #Arsenal
— Kim JiZul (@AlexLacaZul) March 27, 2019
Alaba now that Bayern have got hernandez? would love him at Arsenal. can also play cm.
— GoonAFC (@GunnerLDN3) March 27, 2019
Wow.. Alaba is welcome to arsenal https://t.co/Dk3drMBeML
— Bolare (@HiMrFarouq) March 27, 2019
ANNOUNCE ALABA TO ARSENAL