Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is reportedly a target for Chelsea before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday, but Gunners fans have urged their club to sell Danny Welbeck to the Premier League holders instead.
The Independent reported on Monday that Blues boss Antonio Conte had switched his attentions to the France international with a move for Roma striker Edin Dzeko stalling, with the Italian boss desperate to bring a new centre-forward to Stamford Bridge before the end of the month.
Arsene Wenger’s men are close to a deal for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that would see Giroud slip further down the pecking order at the Emirates, but it remains to be seen whether the north London outfit would be willing to sell the 31-year-old to their rivals from the capital.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while one said “let them have Welbeck”, another said “give Chelsea Welbeck instead”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Bella Kush🔴⚪️ (@IamBellaKush) January 29, 2018
The idea of Aubameyang and Lacazette warms my heart, but I don’t want to lose Giroud to any deal, and most importantly not to Chelsea.
Can we not like just give Chelsea Welbeck + 15m instead???
— Daddy (@Yemzine) January 29, 2018
Give Chelsea Welbeck instead
— dolla dolla (@Richard626_) January 29, 2018
Why can’t we sell Welbeck to Chelsea?!
— %30 (@AshBigga) January 29, 2018
— Luwoye Taiwo Gabriel (@Arsenalice) January 29, 2018
Don't really care about the Demba Ba stuff I just don't want to see Giroud in Chelsea they can have Welbeck
— Chibüikem (@Multi_Coloured_) January 29, 2018
Listen, Giroud to Chelsea will cut me. I’m not ready for the L’s Arsenal fans are going to take when he’s lining up against Barca whilst we play them Swedish dons. Send them Welbeck if they want a target man!
— Denzyl (@Denzyl92) January 29, 2018
No Way!! Let them have Welbeck. https://t.co/WkeU42L6eE
— Gabz (@Gabuh_2) January 29, 2018
Why cant we just give them Welbeck
— Emeka (@Em3kaKalu) January 29, 2018
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