Arsenal fans have reacted to the surprising and somewhat odd transfer rumours that their club is interested in offering Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata a move to the Emirates.
Mata is out of contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season and according to the Daily Mail, via Calcio Mercato, a lack of starts and game-time under José Mourinho means he will most likely not be offered a new deal. Mata played under current Gunners boss Unai Emery when they were both still at Spanish club Valencia and the manager could be keen on bringing him back to London as early as January.
The 30-year-old Mata spent three years at Chelsea before signing for the Red Devils in 2014. He also scored the spectacular free-kick against Juventus last week in the Champions League that sparked United to a come-from-behind 2-1 win in Turin.
Arsenal fans however are in-between the idea of Mata joining the North London club with some suggesting he is not the young and energetic player they need at the moment.
Here are some of their best Twitter reactions:
Mata is a top player plus he has worked with emery before and rates him highly, mata would fit str8 in but he is not what we need..we need 2 natural wingers in this team..atm we are playing no.10s as wingers there instincts are always to come inside.
— john Kelly (@JkgoonerJohn) November 12, 2018
He would certainly improve the squad
— OneBobbyPires! (@PatricoZab) November 12, 2018
I honestly would take Mata at Arsenal
— Muhammad Ahmed (@DohukyMD3) November 12, 2018
If it's true, I'd definitely be happy with Juan Mata joining us on a free next season #Arsenal
— Jason Trillo (@Trillo7359) November 12, 2018
Think it will put some competition on ozil as ramsey doesnt want to play anymore
— Ahmed (@ahmedbouelkheir) November 12, 2018
I wouldn’t mind Juan Mata at Arsenal mainly because the Common Goal is awesome and deserves to live at a decent club
— Next Generation AFC (@scoutingindoors) November 11, 2018
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