Arsenal fans have had mainly frustrated reactions on Twitter after new boss Unai Emery cooled off any interest in signing Brighton defender Lewis Dunk according to the Mirror.
The Seagulls centre-back was said to be a top transfer target for previous Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, but the north London side are said to have told Dunk that they have no plans to sign him this summer after already bringing in defensive reinforcements.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) June 25, 2018
This news was met with mixed reactions from Gunners’ fans, who were mainly frustrated at the new boss for not pursuing Dunk’s services, with supporters referring to the Brighton-born player as “top class” and “a very good defender”, however some labelled him as “nowhere near good enough” and an “own goal merchant.”
This is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets:
Own goal merchant
— Marko Patto ?????F©? (@markopatto) June 25, 2018
Dunk was nowhere near good enough for The Arsenal " OK in the air but hopeless on the floor , but no suprise the Fraud thought he'd be good enough, deluded old Fool
— NorthBankNewman (@Jaynen6Paul) June 25, 2018
Dunk is a very good defender would've him at AFC
— Bamenda Pikin ???????? (@bisseh50) June 25, 2018
Ffs Emery this guy is top classss
— matt (@RamseyLDN) June 25, 2018
The hell was Wenger doing lmao
— ARSENAL DNA????? (@YungKevoh) June 25, 2018
Was he a priority? ????????????
— arsenalmad79Reloaded (@arsenalmad37) June 25, 2018
So that means we atleast look to get another cb after Sokratis i assume
— Marcus Koskinen (@Wassel49) June 25, 2018
Arsenal cooling off their interest in the Brighton defender has certainly had a mixed reaction from Gunners’ fans, who were both frustrated and pleased at the news. However, as much as Dunk has had impressive displays during the 2017/2018 campaign, some of the Arsenal fans are right – he is not yet good enough to meet the demands of a top-six team, especially with his tendency for own goals. Nevertheless, some fans want to see the squad overhauled by Emery, and some have obviously spotted the fact that Dunk would have fit the bill. The back four were prone to leaking clumsy goals, especially to teams in the bottom half of the table, of whom they should be beating. The fans are frustrated about this news, the same as they are frustrated that Arsenal have not made a major signing yet.