How Twitter reacted to Deadline Day Eve5 min read
It’s the day before transfer deadline day – so it’s only natural that it should be called deadline day eve. We’ve taken a look at how the wonderful world of Twitter has reacted to the trending transfer topics.
The Ox says no to Chelsea & is angling for Anfield
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) August 25, 2017
For midfielder/winger/wing-back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it’s not all about the money.
It would seem that he wants to get away from the Emirates (who doesn’t, at the moment?) and join a club that will play him in central midfield – his favourite position.
The player’s indecision in front of goal – just 9 Premier League goals in over 150 matches for Arsenal – seems to be matched by fans’ less-than-certain opinion over his ability.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been in the Premier League for about 6 years now, and I've got absolutely no idea if he's any good or not.
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) August 28, 2017
The England man has been offered the chance to join the Premier League Champions, but is holding out for a move to the club that he supports – Liverpool.
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 29, 2017
Oxlade Chamberlain is from 4/6 to make the move to Anfield
Alexis Sanchez: will he stay or will he go
Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal career in pictures ? pic.twitter.com/zNiQSVSAkd
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) August 29, 2017
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words – and judging from the above tweets, Sanchez probably doesn’t have a single positive word to say about his current club Arsenal at the moment.
Raheem Sterling staying at Man City. Will not be going to Arsenal as part of any deal involving Alexis Sanchez moving in opposite direction
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 30, 2017
Scarred by previous departures of important players to Premier League rivals – see Robin Van Persie to Manchester United and Samir Nasri & Emmanuel Adebayor to Manchester City – it seems that Arsene Wenger is determined to dig his heels in over the Chilean international.
Pep Guardiola is unwilling to consider losing Man City striker Sergio Aguero as part of any deal for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez pic.twitter.com/kujvC3wLl6
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) August 29, 2017
Apparently, Arsenal will only be content with getting rid of Sanchez if it means bringing in one of the best strikers in the Premier League.
Alexis Sanchez is from 1/2 to join Manchester City
Sergio Aguero remains to join Arsenal
Thomas Lemar to make the move to the Premier League?
?️ Sunday: Liverpool beat Arsenal 4-0.
?️ Monday: Liverpool bid for Arsenal target Thomas Lemar. pic.twitter.com/ZnxJCAbzKR
— S P O R F (At ?) (@Sporf) August 28, 2017
One of the stars of AS Monaco’s title-winning side could be about to make the move to England. The talented midfielder is wanted by a host of clubs, and it’s easy to see why.
Thomas Lemar’s 2016/17 Ligue 1 season by numbers:
84% pass accuracy
72 chances created
45 take-ons completed
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 28, 2017
With Naby Keita already confirmed for the 2018/19 season, Liverpool’s could be about to become even stronger in the middle of the park.
Thomas Lemar is from evens to join Liverpool
Barkley looks to have no future at Everton
Ronald Koeman says he "isn't confident" of keeping hold of Ross Barkley. ?
— BetVictor (@BetVictor) May 19, 2017
This one’s been rumbling on for a while. Koeman clearly doesn’t have the patience to put up with Barkley, and wants to get rid of the talented, yet inconsistent, youngster.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 31, 2017
Links with Spurs have been rumbling on throughout the window. Yet Barkley is demanding £120,000 per week, a figure which the North London club look unlikely to meet.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 30, 2017
After seemingly missing out on Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chelsea are the latest club to be credited with an interest in Barkley.
Conte could help revive his stagnating career – and it would help Chelsea to add a homegrown player to their squad.
Barkley is to join Chelsea