Arsenal fans’ joy over the signing of Gabriel Martinelli was short-lived, with Tottenham Hotspur officially announcing the capture of Tanguy Ndombele just hours later.
The Gunners made their first signing of the summer in the form of the Brazilian teenager, who cost in the region of £6 million from Ituano (The Telegraph).
The highly rated attacker is capable of playing on either flank, or through the middle as a striker.
Martinelli will apparently be sent to the club’s academy in order to continue his development rather than be thrust straight into the first-team.
He is very much one for the future, and many Gunners fans were delighted that their club were finally able to announce someone.
That delight, though, has been extinguished for many, with bitter rivals Spurs confirming the signing of midfielder Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record fee of £65 million (Sky Sports).
Arsenal fans react
Lots of Arsenal fans online were unable to fully enjoy their own club’s business thanks to Spurs’ mega-money signing.
Ndombele is a massive coup for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and many Gooners know it:
Despite reaching the ECL Pochetinno knew that Spurs looked stale last season.
He demanded that Levy back him in the transfer market if he were to remain at the club
£65 million for NDombele isa statement of intent.
We are waiting for AFC’s statement of intent. pic.twitter.com/IhfUBlXwmd
— Martin Wengrow (@MartinWengrow) 2 July 2019
How can Spurs who spent £500m over budget on their stadium, afford to spent £65m on Ndombele?
Yet we have to offer our whole fund to Zaha?🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Jamie Kent (@Kentlaar44) 2 July 2019
I don’t even envy the signing of Ndombele because he’s a player I’d want at AFC, I envy the signing because Spurs are capable of seeing where they need to strengthen & doing so with a top player, we don’t do that. We have been adopting a small club mentality at AFC for years now.
— David (@AFCDavid147) 2 July 2019
Spurs signing Tanguy Ndombele, my club signing Gabriel Martinelli.. 😩😩😩 it’s going to be a long transfer window! #AFC
— Arden (@JJohneddy) 2 July 2019
Ndombele is an incredible signing for them. How are we so broke and they can spend this much 😭 we are so finished
— Met. (@AFCMet) 2 July 2019
If I tell you. I’m not scared of Ndombele joining spurs. I’m lying!
— Wale_AFC (@Deuce_kidd) 2 July 2019
Spurs signing Ndombele. 😭
What a signing.
— ™️ (@AfcNas) 2 July 2019
While we’re announcing Martinelli for the future, Spurs are announcing Ndombele for the present. 🤦🏾♀️😭😫We’ve fallen so far behind.
Spurs win this one. pic.twitter.com/ebcRNr32av
— Sassy Ranma (@RanmaSassy) 2 July 2019
Spurs sign Ndombele. Arsenal sign Martinelli. Used to be the vice versa
— AJ (@aj_aaronic) 2 July 2019
Tottenham announce Ndombele and we’re announcing Martinelli. The state of Arsenal these days 🙃
— danny. (@DannyS14_) 2 July 2019
Spurs announce £65m for Ndombele…
Arsenal announce £5m for Martinelli….#kronkeout
— iamAdaM (@adamEyeAm) 2 July 2019