'I hate Arsenal': Some Gunners fans think their club's making a big transfer mistake
Arsenal fans have been discussing the latest transfer report involving the Gunners and James Maddison.
According to football.london, Arsenal would like to include a player in a bid to lower Maddison’s £60million price tag.
Arsenal have reportedly offered one of Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah as makeweights.
However, the Foxes aren’t interested in any Gunners players and would prefer a cash-only deal for Maddison, added the report.
Some Arsenal fans have an issue with the prospect of Joe Willock being offloaded to make room for Maddison.
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Willock came through the ranks at Hale End and is rated highly by many.
The 21-year-old has clocked up 78 senior appearances for Arsenal but struggled for game time more recently.
However, Willock shone on loan at Newcastle in the second half of 2020-21.
He scored eight times in 14 Premier League appearances and set a new record by becoming the youngest player to score in seven consecutive games.
The seventh of those goals also equalled Alan Shearer’s mark for goals in consecutive Premier League games for Newcastle.
“He can go box-to-box, he’s a terrific athlete, the kid, a typical modern-day midfield player who has the ability to get up and down the pitch quickly and has that added ability to score a goal,” Steve Bruce told TEAMtalk.
Understandably, some Arsenal supporters really don’t think Willock should be used as a makeweight.
Here is some of the fan reaction to the report:
Please dont give them willock— nari 💫🦖 (@AFC_Nari) August 4, 2021
Willock really should not be there.— Jonathan Okto Kurnia (@jonathan_okto) August 4, 2021
Desperate it smells of— AFC Gooner (@rikafc) August 4, 2021
SELLING WILLOCK IS A BIG MISTAKE!— JØ Mágico (@afcJOmagico) August 4, 2021
Willock is going to become better than Maddison in the future. I hope we don’t involve him in any deal— Michael (@SaucyyPepe) August 4, 2021
Disappointed Joe is in this list. One of the few players we desperately need going into the season— FzAFC (@FZAFC83) August 4, 2021
Willock doesn't belong there man… If we sell him it shouldn't be this way— Román✍🏻 (@RomanAFC10) August 4, 2021
They offered Willock, I hate Arsenal, I really do— J. 🏴☠️ (@Jigovic_) August 4, 2021
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