Arsenal fans have been expressing their happiness after the latest transfer news concerning Napoli attacker Dries Mertens emerged.
According to Times Sport, the Gunners have rejected the chance to sign the Belgium international as they are looking to acquire younger players. However, it seems as though London rivals Chelsea could be a destination for the 32-year-old with The Telegraph claiming that they will make a last-ditch bid for the forward today.
The club’s approach to transfers seems to have changed over the course of the last two windows with six of the seven players signed having been 26-years-old or younger when joining (via Transfermarkt). Mertens has been in decent form in Serie A, scoring four goals and assisting a further three, which would rank him joint-second when stacked up among Arsenal’s squad in the Premier League, though fans are seemingly pleased about not signing him due to his age.
Fans were left feeling over the moon with the news about Mertens as they took to Twitter to react to the report. Here is a selection of tweets from the Emirates Stadium faithful:
DON RAUL IS BACK
— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) January 30, 2020
— evan 》 (@afcevan) January 30, 2020
we turned him down while chelsea wants him.
levels to this game
— KolasiTANK🎖️ (@badboykola) January 30, 2020
Suiiiiii no more pension fc
— Abhimeyang™ (@abhim3yang) January 30, 2020
Chelsea buying Arsenal rejects. Levels.
— ♚ Kris ☆♚ 🇮🇳 (@Santi_Classorla) January 30, 2020
correct mentality for a rebuild project
— Pranav (@pranav_268) January 30, 2020
My club man, top vision
— D (@ArtOfBaII) January 30, 2020
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