Some Arsenal fans have reacted to the news that Leicester City have officially completed the permanent signing of Youri Tielemans.
The Belgian midfielder spent the second half of 2018/19 on loan at the King Power from AS Monaco and impressed in central midfield.
The 22-year-old brought fresh impetus to the Foxes’ engine room, contributing three goals and four assists in 13 games.
BBC Sport report that Tielemans’ transfer is worth around £40 million, which makes him the most expensive signing in the club’s history.
It’s a brilliant coup for Leicester, who have staved off competition from the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.
And some Gunners fans were not happy with the news given their own club’s lack of funds and activity this summer.
Arsenal fans react
Some Arsenal supporters were pained to learn of Tielemans’ permanent transfer, especially with Aaron Ramsey’s departure from the club on a free transfer still quite raw:
Painful. Leicester taking strides to finish top 6, while Arsenal take steps to finish top 6. Tielemans would of been a huge signing for Arsenal.
— James (@AFC_Inho) 8 July 2019
Tielemans could’ve replaced ramsey lol na I’m done with Arsenal
— -FREDZ🤫 (@Fredszzzx) 8 July 2019
Meanwhile, Arsenal is trying to bargain their way to get new players. But Leicester just went out and got Tielemans for reported €45m. Seriously?! https://t.co/xCO274841P
— Chin Sian (HellGuns) (@chinsian) 8 July 2019
How can Leicester City afford to get Ayoze Perez for 30M, Tielemans for 40M and offer for Thauvin 28M but we can’t offer 25M for Tierney.#Arsenal
— MVGABI🇺🇬 (@mugian_mugabi) 8 July 2019
Tielemans and Thauvin would easily start at Arsenal. Raul will have questions to answer If we don’t sign better players.
— Il Principe Oscuro (@NiccoloShakur91) 8 July 2019
Great deal, the kind of deals we should be making…
— #Kroenkeout (@arsenalbarclays) 8 July 2019
He would be a very good Ramsey’s replacement.
— #KroenkeOut (@GetOutStan) 8 July 2019
Could have been a great addition to us 😑
— Karanveer Singh (@Veergasm) 8 July 2019