The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern were absolutely delighted yesterday following the news that they have agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund for the acquisition of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Dortmund’s top-goalscorer from the Bundesliga giants in a deal worth £60 million, however, the transfer will only go ahead if they are able to secure a replacement by 5pm tomorrow evening. The same report claims that Michy Batshuayi is one of Dortmund’s potential transfer targets being lined up to replace the Gabon international.
If Batshuayi does indeed move to Dortmund from Chelsea, his transfer could pave the way for Olivier Giroud to join The Blues from Arsenal before the end of the month.
The majority of Arsenal fans would be bitterly disappointed to lose Giroud to one of their closest rivals both geographically and competitively speaking, but a handful of supporters are of the opinion that another swap deal could be in their best interests.
Plenty of the supporters believe that if Arsene Wenger is going to allow Giroud to leave the club for Stamford Bridge this month, then he must ensure they receive Chelsea’s volatile Brazilian defender David Luiz as part of the deal.
Luiz’s public feud with Antonio Conte and various problems with injuries have forced him to spend the majority of the season on the sideline so far, but that has not stopped the Arsenal supporters from expressing an interest in landing the controversial star.
Here’s what The Gunners on Twitter have had to say about a potential swap deal involving Giroud and Luiz this month…
This would be a good deal for Arsenal…
— ʎɹɹɐH (@HarryT1011) January 30, 2018
I don’t like the thought of Giroud going to Chelsea but if they want to give us David Luiz I would be all over that!
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) January 29, 2018
If we intent of Selling Giroud to Chelsea then make it a swap with David Luiz. Am I greedy?
— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) January 28, 2018
No, you are on the ball mate – straight swap and we call it a deal
— EastLondonGunner (@footyfanlondon) January 29, 2018
That's the deal for me. Swap
— #WelcomeUnai (@eyezmode) January 29, 2018
Take the deal #Afc
— AKIM (@princerapido) January 30, 2018
Please let this happen
— aabz (@Gunners4life91) January 29, 2018
Giroud deal that would include us getting David Luiz would be phenomenal. Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan and Luiz all in one window – especially in January
— ً (@Euhzil) January 29, 2018
If Chelsea won't give us Luiz for Giroud, take Giroud to Dortmund. Na London then born am???? He will go to Germany
— international Local (@iamTestedOkay) January 30, 2018
That should be a good deal. With the inclusion of Auba, we going to have 3 key strikers for which it will be difficult for Giroud. We all know we have problem with out defense now. Sanction that deal
— Mc Plange (@Mac10poundsMac) January 30, 2018
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Wenger is on fire walai,demanding luiz in exchange for giroud.i would love that tho
— i sell puppies. (@OG__Kamal) January 30, 2018