For some time, Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini was rumoured to be a target of Arsenal.
The Belgian international divides opinion among football fans, with many regularly frustrated by his bullish antics on the pitch.
The link to Arsenal was a surprising one, particularly as it emerged when Arsene Wenger was still manager.
Fellaini does not feel like a natural Wenger-type player, and when Unai Emery took over at the Emirates, the speculation cooled.
According to The Times, the midfielder did hold talks with Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat, but instead opted to sign a new two-year contract at United, which includes the option of a further year.
The overwhelming reaction from the United fans has been one of dismay, but it has been the complete opposite from Arsenal supporters.
Once the news was announced by their rivals, the Gunners’ following took to social media to express their relief and joy.