Arsenal fans are already getting excited at who new manager Unai Emery could bring to the club this summer, and Gunners supporters were quick to react when they were asked on Twitter whether they would be happy with the signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, rated at £63m by Transfermarkt.
The north London outfit look sure to bring in a new player in that position having been heavily linked with Nice’s Jean Michael Seri, but it would certainly be a huge coup if they managed to prise the Italian away from the Ligue 1 champions.
The diminutive 25-year-old made 38 appearances in all competitions this term for PSG – scoring two goals and providing a further seven assists – and he would certainly be a player in the same mould as the recently-released Santi Cazorla.
Arsenal supporters, who will not be impressed with Emery’s potential plan for Mesut Ozil in the 2018/19 campaign, took to social media to give their thoughts on the prospect of Verratti moving to the Emirates Stadium, and while one said “I prefer him to Seri”, another described him as “Santi’s perfect replacement”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Perfect player to replace carzola. Class
— Femi Ayanlakin (@femi_ayanlakin) May 24, 2018
Would love to see him at Arsenal. The club has signed top talent before: Bergkamp, Henry, Özil, *Sanchez, & Aubameyang, why not Veratti too?
If we’re gunning for the top [as we should be]; I feel Arsenal should get the best players available to do it.
— EJO ?? (@EJO_90) May 25, 2018
Santi’s perfect replacement
— Dan arewa (@berbaturvphe) May 24, 2018
— Mr Oi Oye Frankie B (@peptalkboy) May 25, 2018
The Italian Jack Wilshere that doesn’t get injured ??? yes
— The Footy Collector (@footycollector) May 24, 2018
This would be a dream signing.
— Ilyas Sakhi (@IlyasIk7) May 24, 2018
The man we need. I prefer him to Seri.
— Moses Ajani (@ajanimoses99) May 24, 2018