Some Arsenal fans lashed out at Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech after David Ornstein provided an update on the player’s potential move to rivals Chelsea.
According to the famed journalist, the west London outfit have verbally agreed on a fee with the Dutch giants for the Morocco international ahead of a move in the summer. The Gunners showed interest in the winger last month, with a €50m (roughly £42.1m) valuation mentioned (via Calciomercato).
However, it seems as though the Blues have stolen a march on potential rivals for a player who has been in breathtaking form this campaign. Despite being a winger, Ziyech averages a mind-boggling 4.7 shots per league game, more mean than any of Mikel Arteta’s men, as per WhoScored.
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Despite the north London outfit having been linked with a move for the 26-year-old, it seems as though some Arsenal fans weren’t too bothered about potentially missing out on the playmaker, with one supporter thinking they already have a superior forward in Nicolas Pepe.
Let’s take a look at some response:
Guys nearly 27 and still plays in a development league. No one is gonna lose sleep over Ziyech
— Gally ™ (@AFCGally) February 12, 2020
If @Arsenal didn’t go for Ziyech, they possibly have another player in mind. While he is a good player, I guess Arsenal have their plans. If the plans are good enough for @m8arteta, then it’s alright.
— Josh (@djkennranch) February 12, 2020
bang average player
— KolasiTANK🎖️ (@badboykola) February 12, 2020
27 and a bottler on the big stage, Yawn.
— #LacaThings (@_MaitIandNiIes) February 12, 2020
Ziyech is quite possibly one of the most overrated players in europe. There is a reason why no one else is in for hi
— Luke Arsenal (@LukeGunner09) February 12, 2020
I would @ Arsenal and say wake up but Pepe is levels ahead anyway https://t.co/mHyFmkmSEu
— Charlie (@DeadlyOzil) February 12, 2020
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