Arsenal fans have been reacting on Twitter after a report from Goal emerged suggesting the club had missed out on the likes of Jadon Sancho, Jude Bellingham, and Christian Pulisic in recent years.
The report quotes former head of Arsenal youth recruitment Steve Morrow, who claims the club came close to signing some big names.
Among them, are the likes of current England starlets Sancho and Bellingham, while Pulisic, also of Dortmund fame, is now a key player for London rivals Chelsea.
It’s not the first time we’ve heard of Arsenal missing out on huge players. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a well-known near miss for the Gunners when Arsene Wenger was in charge,
Of course, this story was bound to cause a stir on social media and Twitter was awash with comments from Arsenal fans discussing the issue.
Once again, it seems like some Arsenal fans can’t quite believe their luck sometimes.
— MUBEEN (@therealmubeen) March 5, 2021
It’s not about the players you almost sign, it’s the ones you actually do
— Carter (@AFCarter_) March 5, 2021
We’ve gotta be the best club ever at almost signing players
— damon watts (@damon_watts) March 5, 2021
Lmaooo. Add them to the list
— Uche. (@thenightmaker1) March 5, 2021
Almost signed FC
— North London’s Winger (@AFC_Daveed) March 5, 2021
Add them to the list
— Rory McLoughlin (@RoryMcLoughlin3) March 5, 2021
And didn’t we release Harry Kane or is there an element of Chinese whispers in that story?
— Let the recovery begin (@49unmatched) March 5, 2021