And upon receiving an update on Unai Emery’s plans, some supporters were left to wonder what might have been as a potential target is not thought to be on The Gunners’ radar.
Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech – who has previously expressed a liking towards an Arsenal move – is not on the club’s agenda with regards to incomings this summer – according to Arsenal insider David Ornstein, who appeared on an Arseblog podcast to provide the latest on the club’s transfer activity.
The development has split the fans on Twitter – with supporters making a case for and against Arsenal’s stance on the Morocco international, although there seemed to be a lack of faith in The Gunners’ business from both sides.
Some fans highlighted his performances at the African Cup of Nations to justify the club’s actions, whereas others were in disbelief as Arsenal look set to pass on someone who could provide the squad with a much-needed upgrade:
good, easily one of the most overrated players around right now
— ????????? (@hxnji) July 12, 2019
There is a reason why clubs are not going for Hakim. He’s cheap but only fits that ajax system of impulse counter attacks. Did you seem him in afcom? Man was dead.
— BONIFACE MWANGI (@bonniemwass) July 12, 2019
I have no issues with that he was so ineffective during the AFCON and inconsistent that he reminded me of Ozil
— oliver likama (@OliverLikama) July 12, 2019
he only fits a super aggressive counter attack team, like Ajax style. And at AFCON, he was absolutely dreadful. He reminded me of a certain somebody that everyone wants out of the club, just sitting. Capable of moments but personally do not want him.
— King Chata (@ChaseTheCreator) July 12, 2019
It’s okay, he’s might be this year’s lemar. Almost every arsenal fan wants him but look how poorly lemar is doing now. The club feel ziyech would be same.
— Vidit Kumar (@iamVidit_7) July 12, 2019
This club is finished on so many levels loool
— TORREIRA TACKLE (@WoolWitchGooner) July 12, 2019
Thanks a lot, Mesut ????
— Sam (@SK_arsenal) July 12, 2019
The question is whyyyyyyyy he’ll be an upgrade on everything we have
— Sidney Lawani (@sidney_wani) July 12, 2019
What do you think they’re smoking over there at Emirates ? ????
— Ravi Sutariya (@ravisutariya1) July 12, 2019