Having conceded 51 goals in the Premier League and seemingly not getting any better defensively under Unai Emery, Arsenal have understandably been on the hunt for a new centre-back this summer.
Reports in recent weeks had suggested that the Gunners were potentially closing in on a deal for St Etienne prospect William Saliba but the latest update from RMC’s Mohamed Bouhafsi has claimed that the club’s north London rivals Tottenham are ready to make a late move.
After hearing the news their fierce rivals could come through the shadows to swoop for their long-term target, many Arsenal fans took to Twitter to voice their concerns.
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Many are seemingly accepting that Mauricio Pochettino’s side could get a deal done for the 18-year-old and that St Etienne’s demand of wanting the player to be loaned back for the upcoming season would be something Spurs could afford.
Some Gunners fans urged the club to wrap the deal up as soon as possible to avoid being blind-sided by Spurs.
A few however remained optimistic that potential interest from Spurs may just be a smokescreen and felt confident that Saliba would eventually be confirmed as an Arsenal player.
Check out some of the reaction of Arsenal fans below:
Just know what’s going to happen..
— Louis King (@Louisking1) 27 June 2019
Talks ongoing between Arsenal and Saint-Etienne for Saliba. Spurs have contacted Saint-Etienne. We better get this done quickly. https://t.co/c4ppm92tab
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) 27 June 2019
If Spurs actually want Saliba, they’ll get him. They’re way more able to accommodate loaning him back for a season than Arsenal are.
— Un Prophète (@mediocentr0) 27 June 2019
Spurs could be stealing Saliba from us imagine ugh
— (@ImranR1o) 27 June 2019
If Spurs take Saliba from us…Arsenal should just liquidate
— Masud Jaffer (@GoonerJaffer) 27 June 2019
Saliba to Arsenal is fully done, they just trying to spice things up on twitter with this false spurs link.
— AFC-Azette (@AFCLacazette1) 27 June 2019
Spurs forcing Arsenals hand. Lets see what Raul & co. are made of.
— ?????? ??? (@tweetsbyguled) 27 June 2019