Some Arsenal fans have taken to social media to react to increasing reports that Nabil Fekir is set to join Real Betis.
The World Cup-winning Frenchman is on the verge of sealing a €25 million/£22.6 million move to the Benito Villamarín Stadium, as reported by The Evening Standard.
The player has just one year remaining on his contract at Lyon, and club president Jean-Michel Aulas is cashing in before he can walk for nothing next summer.
£22.6 million is around half of what the star almost joined Liverpool for last summer.
The 26-year-old came within a whisker of becoming a Red, but the move collapsed at the medical stage.
Earlier this summer, Arsenal were reportedly offered (Mirror) the chance to sign Fekir for just £30 million.
It looks highly unlikely that the Gunners will be able to do a deal now, with Betis having agreed a five-year contract for the playmaker, who will supposedly be a Giovani Lo Celso replacement.
Arsenal fans react
Many Arsenal fans were aghast to learn of the details surrounding Fekir’s proposed transfer.
The club have struggled so far in the transfer market, with many feeling frustrated by ‘lost cause’ pursuits for Wilfried Zaha.
I hope we make a move for him. I don’t see him wanting to go to any of the 3 Spanish teams he is linked with.
— Tony Turner⚡🆙 (@taoprophet420) 17 July 2019
Swear to god if Betis get Fekir then Arsenal should hang their heads in shame 😭 https://t.co/kNM6rwpntB
— Hxldinho ♦️ (@Hxldinho) 18 July 2019
Don’t understand why arsenal aren’t going in for Fekir when he’s being valued at £25million
— emre (@emredixon) 18 July 2019
How are Arsenal not in for Fekir? I genuinely believe we’d see the absolute best of him in the 🔴⚪️. Imagine the jokes between him, Aubameyang, Lacazette and Guendouzi 😄🤦🏽♂️. Nah seriously, imagine them linking up on the field, man 🔥
— Mbizo 🤜🏾🤜🏻🤛🏾🤛🏻 (@Mbizo91) 18 July 2019
Missed opportunities for Arsenal with Hermoso and Fekir.
— EB-FPL7 (@EB_FPL7) 18 July 2019
No disrespect to Real Betis but when you’re linked to Liverpool, Arsenal and big, big clubs, why is Fekir seem to be signing for them? Surely he’s better than that? Should be taking a biggest step.
— ً (@afccentro) 18 July 2019
Arsenal should’ve signed Fekir think about it the link-up play between Laca and Fekir with Auba and Mkhitaryan.
switch that around Laca-Auba, Fekir-Mkhitaryan. But nah it’s too good to be true
— Ibrahim Scek-Nuren (@MrIbrahim13) 18 July 2019
When I see Fekir is joining Real Betis for a fee around 25 million and I still see Mesut is still playing at Arsenal makes me very very sick.
— Mahmoud Zein (@zein_mahmoud) 18 July 2019
Absolute bargain why don’t we think about it too??
— Andrea Russo (@Andrea_8802) 18 July 2019
Nabil Fekir joining Real Betis in the region of 22m-25m. Still can’t get my head around as to why he wants to go to Betis
— WorldwideArsenal™ (@WorldwideAFC) 18 July 2019