Arsenal and Everton have entered talks with Juventus over signing midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in the French media.
It is believed that the Gunners are eyeing an all French midfield partnership of Rabiot and Matteo Guendouzi but fans on Twitter are not particularly enthusiastic about the prospect:
Imagine the hair with Luiz mentoring them
— RedWhite_Gooner (@RedWhite_Gooner) May 21, 2020
Nope nope nope nope
— Rami (@RamiArs11) May 21, 2020
Long hairs fc
— Nikhilesh Maiya (@nikhilesh_maiya) May 21, 2020
We dont need another guendouzi sorry.
— #M¹⁴edits (@m14edits) May 21, 2020
Would rather Xhaka and Torreira stay. Avoid rabiot at all costs.
— Varun Kothuri 🇮🇳 (@Varun_Kothuri) May 21, 2020
'Sigh', Rabiot is the new Khedira
— Nnaemeka (@clint_een) May 21, 2020
He’s better than xhaka torriera but nahhh rather Partey or sangare
— Aki Gooner 🧙🏿♂️ (@akhgooner) May 21, 2020
Rabiot is not what we need, we need a strong defensive midfielder like Thomas Partey
— Theotyga (@Theotyga1) May 21, 2020
Let Everton have him
— Miggy⚡🦅 (@Miggy5tardust) May 21, 2020
Why not a pivot of Xhaka-Partey
— PokeGooners (@Salt19Pepe) May 21, 2020
Rabiot has been a longstanding target for Arsenal, even before he moved to Juve last summer but, it must be said, he has not looked convincing since moving to Italy.
The 25-year-old initially struggled for game time under Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri but he has been used more regularly in recent months.
This campaign, Rabiot has made 24 appearances, but he has yet to register a goal or assist in any competition for the Italian club.
Many would seemingly prefer the Gunners to invest the money they have in Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey, who would offer a more physical and dynamic presence in the middle of the park.