‘Hands off my boy Reiss’ – These Arsenal fans not impressed by fresh Zaha bid
Arsenal’s latest bid for Wilfried Zaha has been met with derision from some of the club’s fans – because it involves one of their young prospects spending another year away from the Emirates Stadium.
According to The Independent, the Gunners’ latest offer consists of a £55m bid with £10m dependent on clauses – though Crystal Palace seem to be unmoved by the improved proposal.
That’s despite the Gunners offering youngster Reiss Nelson into the mix – giving the winger’s services away for a year should the Eagles accept their demands.
Other possibilities mentioned in the report as potential makeweights include Bukayo Saka and Carl Jenkinson – though Palace are not thought to be swayed by Arsenal’s offer.
Arsenal previously approached Palace with a £40m bid for Zaha, which was ultimately unsuccessful – though these fans are not happy at the prospect of Nelson being offered to bring the Ivorian to North London.
Nelson spent last season on loan at Hoffenheim, and after a promising spell in Germany which saw him end the season on seven goals for the Bundesliga side, it seems as if these Gunners supporters were looking forward to seeing him in red and white, judging by the responses to the news of Arsenal’s latest bid breaking:
Hands off my boy Reiss
— Imna Longkumer (@imaningkum) July 22, 2019
I’d rather keep Reiss and just actually let him play. Ridiculous that we are spending all this money on Zaha when our defense is absolute garbage.
— Isaac Oyer (@isaacisaginger) July 22, 2019
Idk how I feel about loaning Reiss nelson again
— AJ (@YXNG_AJ) July 22, 2019
+ Nelson? Hell no
— K!M (@KimNelson_) July 22, 2019
Give them Nelson???, it’s like Arsenal wants to be mad this transfer window
— Vico (@VictorOmoniyi_) July 22, 2019
Forget about my man, bredrin!
We’re keeping Reiss!!! On to the next… <br
— Ike (@Scene_4) July 22, 2019
Reiss Nelson deserves a chance. I’d rather have him playing on the wing than pay £80m for Zaha!!! £80milll say it out loud then repeat it to yourself!! #bump
— Carlo Luchesse (@skwestbank) July 22, 2019
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