It is looking likely to be an exciting and stressful few days for Arsenal fans.
Clock against Arsenal in CB search. Interest in Upamecano is there, but difficult to get a deal that big done in two days, although Leipzig obviously don’t have to get a replacement by Thursday, they have the rest of the month. Loan bid rejected for Rugani, Juve want big fee. pic.twitter.com/Bk2krlSqCk
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) August 6, 2019
With Laurent Koscielny on his way to Bordeaux, the hunt for a centre-back has seemingly ramped up for Arsenal, and one name on every fans lips this week is RB Leipzig defender Dayton Upamecano.
BILD reported that the Gunners had a bid turned down for the 20-year-old defender. However, the Evening Standard and Goal both report that Unai Emery’s side will step up their efforts in trying to lure the France youth international to north London.
As expected, news of a rejected bid for Upamecano quickly made the rounds on social media, and the subsequent update that followed was enough to make Arsenal fans confident that the club could pull off another surprise signing this summer.
Here is how some Arsenal supporters reacted on Twitter to the update…
@unaiemery_ it’s showtime
— Harry (@RunReissRun) August 6, 2019
I doubt this is the first time we have made contact with Upamecano. Contact would have been made months ago with Upamecano’s representatives. Don’t doubt Raul, believe in Raul
— Nicolasbludclutpepe (@bludclutpepe) August 6, 2019
Don Raul handling negotiations?? WELCOME TO ARSENAL, UPAMECANO!!!
— Benjamin Gabriel (@Uncle_Benjen_) August 6, 2019
Obviously 70mil is a considerable amount of money but we simply just have to make the investment. Upamecano could easily be partnering Saliba for next 10 years.
— Masud Jaffer (@GoonerJaffer) August 6, 2019
If we sign Upamecano, we are winning the league. Don’t @ me.
— Darren Holliday (@Darrenholliday) August 6, 2019
Gotta get this deal done
— Harry Newin (@HarryNewin) August 6, 2019
Omg Upamecano is miles better than Rugani hope he is the one we get it
— giorgos_kyriakides (@giorgos_kyriaki) August 6, 2019
Splash the cash! We’ve got it…
— Benson Archie (@BensonArchie1) August 6, 2019
Arsenal have already smashed their transfer record this summer to bring in Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, who was signed for a reported £72m according to BBC Sport.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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