That’s because talk of the club keeping tabs on Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr has been given the seal of approval from some fans – as a cheaper alternative to the Crystal Palace forward who will look to cost The Gunners more than the total of their reported transfer budget – with The Eagles said to be holding out for a nine-figure sum.
Sarr will be fairly familiar to Unai Emery and Arsenal having featured – and scored – in a Europa League tie against The Gunners back in March, and with the Senegalese attacker rated at £27m, Arsenal’s finances would take less of a hit.
While some fans seemed irritated with the search for an attacker rather than targeting defensive additions, the cost-effectiveness of a potential deal for 21-year-old Sarr was talked up amongst the supporters – some highlighting his versatility as another key attribute in making Arsenal’s limited funds go further this summer.
So as the Gunners fans give a green light to the forward, it looks like it’s down to Emery to seal the deal:
I certainly would rather pay 35m for Sarr than pay anything above 45m for Zaha
— A4Arsenal (@a4arsenal_) July 4, 2019
Very decent plan b he turned Nacho inside out
— Bob davies (@gourmetgooner) July 4, 2019
Great back up… surly we can’t mess this up ????
— Usismama (@Usismamayo) July 4, 2019
Wow!! That’s a deal!!
Why even pursue Zaha when Sarr is available!
— Joseph Tony (@joeboyswag) July 4, 2019
That makes more sense that zaha
— Chimwe Kanyumbu (@Chimwe04) July 4, 2019
Tho Sarr is just 21 y/o and is a LW/RW/ST and i think we’ll need a couple of versatile players in our squad due to our ”low” budget
— Charlie Hansson (@Hansson_charlie) July 4, 2019
I’d rather this tbh young talented and could have more of a longer career at arsenal
— Twillz????????? (@topgunner96) July 4, 2019