Having relied on just Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi to provide the side with width last season, it has been no surprise to see Unai Emery look to sign a new winger this summer.
Reports had suggested the Gunners were very much interested in making a move for Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser, whilst it was also claimed recently that the north London side had tabled a £40m bid for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
One man who was seemingly on Arsenal’s radar before, Malcom, is now another name being linked with a move to the Emirates this summer.
Indeed, an update from Football.London claims that the Gunners would have to commit to a mandatory purchase option to sign him on loan and that Barcelona would be looking to recoup the full £36.5m they originally paid Bordeaux for the 22 year-old.
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After hearing the news, Arsenal fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the demands being placed on potentially signing Malcom.
Some Gunners supporters hearkened back to their pursuit of Denis Suarez and how a loan deal for the Spaniard became increasingly protracted before they got their man.
Indeed, a few fans lamented the fact that despite being offered a “good deal”, their financial restrictions could potentially see them missing out on their target.
Check out some of the reaction of Arsenal fans below:
I would take a 36.5m mandatory purchase deal tbf.
— Frosty (@AFCFrost) July 8, 2019
Take it. £36.5m isn’t a lot in this market anymore and I’m sure he’ll be decent.
— arsenal. (@afcRyan_) July 8, 2019
So many good deals on the table but were that broke (minus the billionaire owner) we cant even take advantage.
— LL (@lukelondon_) July 8, 2019
— Danny Njugunah Gooner (@danny_njugush) July 8, 2019
that is a ridiculously good deal.
— Adriel Amadeus (@adrlamds) July 8, 2019
Denis Suarez saga all over again.
— GOD’S POWER (@MRTEJIRI) July 8, 2019
In other words no deal
— TҺҿ Tŵҿҿt ŴҺ¡şƿҿrҿr® (@Farajj_Elshatt) July 8, 2019