Arsenal are reportedly close to agreeing a deal to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before the January transfer window slams shut on Wednesday, but Gunners fans want them to buy Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez instead.
Arsene Wenger wants to bring the Gabon international to the Emirates Stadium before the end of the month, and BBC Sport journalist David Ornstein confirmed via his official Twitter account on Sunday that a £60m move is edging closer.
Meanwhile, the 2016 PFA Player of the Year Mahrez has been back to his best since Claude Puel took the reins at the King Power Stadium, scoring eight goals and providing a further eight assists in 24 Premier League appearances this season.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the Algeria international via social media, and while one said “Arsenal should sign Mahrez instead of Auba”, another said “we should stop going for Aubameyang and just get Mahrez”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Arsenal should sign Mahrez instead of Auba
— Yellowstone (@DeeLRTP) January 27, 2018
I honestly done get why are wasting out time on Auba.Mahrez is literally there for the taking for 50m why not sign a WC winger. Henrik-Laca-Mahrez and ozil behind them would be mind blowing
— Soban (@itsyourdaddyyy) January 27, 2018
If we don’t get Aubameyang… why not go back for Mahrez…
— Andy Mardon ☜ (@AndyMardon1) January 28, 2018
Would honestly prefer Arsenal to splash for Mahrez and Maguire than Aubameyang and Evans now.
— Lord Nelson (@fc_arsene) January 27, 2018
We should stop going for Aubameyang and just get Mahrez
— Daniel B (@DJB_1990) January 27, 2018
Why not buy mahrez for around 40 quid instead of paying that much for Aubameyang.
— Arimoro francis (@arimorofb) January 27, 2018
Arsenal need Mahrez then, no Auba.
— AZANIAN. (@alim00la) January 28, 2018
Would rather Mahrez than Auba lowkey
— jösh (@joshIacey) January 27, 2018