After a positive evening for both sides in the Champions League last night, Arsenal and Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have sparked all-out warfare in the bar as they argue following the latest reports.
Peanuts and drinks were flying across the room after ItaSportPress revealed Arsenal intend to rival Chelsea for the signature of Atletico Madrid’s excellent forward Antoine Griezmann.
Chelsea have their heart-set on the player, as they intend to kickstart their season, whilst Arsenal want another world-class forward to add to their options. However, it’s likely both sides will have to wait until the summer.
Atletico are locked in the battle for the La Liga title and also topped their Champions League group ahead of Benfica, meaning they could face Arsene Wenger’s side in the Round of 16.
24-year-old Griezmann is highly-regarded as one of the best young strikers in European football and his stock could rise further with positive performances for France at the European Championships come the end of the season.
For either side, this would be a monumental addition and could lead the London clubs to an all-out assault on titles domestically and on the continent- which is why fans in the bar are so desperate for their side to secure this deal.
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