‘Great deal, no more pensioners!’ – Arsenal fans clash over Juventus swap deal for Aaron Ramsey

Last week it was Sami Khedira, this week it’s Medhi Benatia and the response amongst some Arsenal supporters has altered.

In a bid to tempt the Gunners into doing business over Aaron Ramsey during the January transfer window, Juventus were said to be offering German international midfielder Sami Khedira as part of the deal, according to Calciomercato.

But, judging by the reaction on social media , that did not go down well with some fans.

Fast forward a week and the latest rumours doing the rounds is that Juve are weighing up another swap deal proposal as they look to bring Ramsey to the club six months earlier, amid claims he’s signed a pre-contract agreement which would come into effect on July 1, 2019.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports that they could offer out-of-favour centre-back Mehdi Benatia in exchange to fast-track this deal before the transfer window closes on January 31.

The injury to Rob Holding against Manchester United last month has left the north London outfit a little short in central defence and head coach Unai Emery did hint at wanting to bring in reinforcements if possible.

“I think the club is working for the possibility to bring in some players who can help us during this next four months of competition,” the Spaniard told reporters after the 3-0 win over Blackpool in the FA Cup. “It’s a different situation.

“If the transfer market can help us find a centre back, the possibility to bring them in is not easy because we also have Mavropanos coming back from injury.”

However, links to Benatia has caused a divide amongst some Arsenal fans on social media.

Take a look at what’s been said on Twitter…

These Arsenal fans would be happy if the Morocco international signed.

But others aren’t too impressed and have offered some alternatives to Benatia…



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