Having relied on the likes of Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as their sole options out wide last season, it has been no surprise to see Arsenal search the market for a new winger.
The Gunners have been linked with a host of names, and reports in recent weeks had suggested that Unai Emery’s side were eyeing up a move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
But with the Eagles supposedly placing a £100m price tag on the Ivorian, the north Londoners have seemingly turned their attentions elsewhere. Now, according to La Gazette du Fennec, Arsenal are in “very advanced talks” to sign Yacine Brahimi, who has been let go by Porto on a free transfer this summer.
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After seeing the links to their latest target, Gunners fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion and many seemed to be divided by the potential arrival of the Algerian international.
Some supporters of the north London side appeared to question why the club were moving for someone who was 29 and urged their team to think more long-term with their approach.
Others however were slightly more receptive to the idea and felt that on a free transfer, he could represent a real bargain in today’s market.
Check out some of the reaction of Arsenal fans below:
Would be a good signing on a freebie, think he’s lost his way a bit though over the past year or two.
— Gooner_B (@gooner_b81) June 30, 2019
29 years of age… I doubt it we need to think longer term
— Ade Damola Akintola (@AdeDamolisher) June 30, 2019
Must be a wind up.
— PortraitsandHeadshots (@PHeadshots) June 30, 2019
why! I would rather try a youth player . superstar or kids arsenal
— peter john (@PisstolPeter) June 30, 2019
Well he’s in our price range
— MattJS (@listenoldchap) June 30, 2019
I take him. Don’t care about his age but he can play good winger for 2 or 3 years also better than Iwobi
— Craig ?????? (@GoonerBhoys77) July 1, 2019
Lets face it, if this guy wasnt free we wouldnt be looking anywhere near him. Sticking a plaster over an open wound.
— Patrick O Toole (@pmakgreb10) July 1, 2019