Arsenal are interested in Red Bull Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano with the Gunners having already had a bid rejected for him, per Bild. Indeed, they also reportedly chased him last month with reports claiming Mikel Arteta was thinking of making a move for the defender before signing Pablo Mari last month.
With that in mind, his latest comments will be of interest to the north London outfit with the France youth international claiming he will sit down to make a decision on his future at the end of the season (RMC Sport via Tribuna). However, with his contract expiring after the 2020/2021 campaign, there are plenty of sides eyeing up a move for the centre-half with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United all interested (via Telefoot).
One fan attempted to convince the 21-year-old by calling him a ‘king’.
Come to the carpet my king.
— Hamza🔴 (@Hamza_AFC) February 18, 2020
In comparison to Arsenal’s centre-backs, Upamecano has made more tackles per league game than Arteta’s men, as per WhoScored. A move is on the mind of some of the Emirates Stadium faithful as they reacted to his comments. Here are some reactions:
Arsenal is your home my son
— evan 》 (@afcevan) February 18, 2020
AND IT’S ARSENALLLLL, ARSENAL FC, WERE BY FAR THE GREATEST TEAM, THE WORLDS EVER SEEN
— Mohit (@afcszn) February 18, 2020
Come to the Arsenal lad
— Artenal 🦦 (@AFC_Aman) February 18, 2020
Please chose us
— deking1316 (@ArunSnell) February 18, 2020
@dayotupamecano come to Arsenal my guy! You can see the fans are already in love with you
— Limanye Malindi (@LoveyDo38348877) February 18, 2020
Arsenal fans, would you take Upamecano as the defensive signing in the summer? Let us know your thoughts!
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