Not Again: Arsenal fans fear losing yet another star player to Manchester City as transfer links intensify [Best Tweets]Published July 19, 2016
Arsenal Groundhog Day seems to be upon us once again.
The Gunners have a tradition of selling some of their big name players to Premier League rivals Manchester City, with ten players swapping the famous Red shirt for that of Sky Blue down the years.
The likes of Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Bacary Sagna have all made the switch from London to Manchester, and according to reports coming out of Spain, the trend is set to continue.
According to Barcelona-based Mundo Deportivo. promising full-back Hector Bellerin is considering a move to the Etihad this summer.
The report goes on to suggest that whilst the Spanish right-back is happy at the Emirates, he is tempted to make the move to City so that he can play under Blues boss Pep Guardiola, who he never managed to play under during his time at Barca.
Mundo Deportivo reference the English media in estimating Bellerin’s price tag at a whopping €51m.
Whilst this price seems a staggering amount for a young defender, the report claims that the price tag has not put off City, and that Bellerin’s agents flew to England this weekend to study all the offers and interest from the player, which also includes interest from Atletico, PSG and Bayern Munich.
Whilst we wait and see how his story develops, it’s clear by the reaction on Twitter that Arsene Wenger would have a lot to answer for, should he cash in on one of Arsenal’s prized assets.
Check out some of the Tweets from some very worried Arsenal fans below.
We get Bellerin off to City there is a good chance we will make a profit this summer!— Sutton (@sutton_01) July 19, 2016
If City and Pep manage to pluck Bellerin away it would be a disaster for Arsenal. Lots of rumour popping up about it, concerning. #AFC— Danny Ryan (@DannyRyan11) July 18, 2016
If we sell Bellerin to Man City Wenger better be prepared for the worst criticism he's ever faced.— Dan (@ArsenaIDan) July 18, 2016
If and its a big if. Hector Bellerin went to City Wenger has to be sacked on the spot— WozTheGooner (@wozthegooner) July 18, 2016
Bellerin linked with City move... Ffs— GOD•IS•GREAT® (@ChriswellMathe) July 18, 2016
If we sell Bellerin to Man City I'm not supporting Arsenal anymore.— Matt Hobkinson (@mhobby95) July 18, 2016
City can fuck off if they honestly think they can get Bellerin. This isn't AFC 2012 ?— Hotel20 (@mdoveeXIII) July 18, 2016