Fans on Twitter would prefer the Gunners to spend the money or other midfielders:
Apparently Unai Emery is still interested in Piotr Zieli?ski, as replacement for Ramsey. He’d cost around £57m, but is yet to fully cement a starting place for Napoli. Surely Arsenal would be better going for someone with Premier League experience like Abdoulaye Doucouré? #afc
— Adam Keys (@_AdamKeys) 30 September 2018
Now you talking Abdoulaye Doukoure in a midfield 3 with Xhaka and Torreira is locked
— H A V I G H U R S T 97 (@HavighurstCal11) 30 September 2018
There’s no way he’d cost that much, surely?
— Darren (@DF_Arsenal) 30 September 2018
Would have to pay the release clause if Napoli aren’t willing to negotiate. Would prefer a winger tbh
— Supratim (@Aubataryan) 30 September 2018
If you talking winger I will go for Wilfred Zaha
— Olatunji Damilola (@Olatunj1064) 30 September 2018
I would personally go for a winger to replace Ramsey so we have natural width in the pitch, the likes of Leon Bailey, Ismaila Sarr, and Nicolas Pépé should be considered.
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) 30 September 2018
Doucouré or Ruben Neves
— ?a??lc (@11rahulc) 30 September 2018
But Dacoure as Ramsey’s replacement considering where Ramsey is deployed now is not an option.
One fan is hoping we could set up another swap deal with Manchester United for Ramsey:
Trade for Pogba or Martial??? Lol
— Leon Beazt (@LeonBeazt) 30 September 2018
Zielinski has only really established himself in the first team at Napoli this season under Carlo Ancelotti, but he is a highly rated young player.
He can play in central midfield or wide on the left, and could be suitable as a like-for-like replacement for Ramsey.
However, his release clause would be far too steep, and there are reports that Napoli are looking to increase it further still, above the £100m mark, which would make any bid for Zielinski highly unlikely.