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‘Who?’, ‘Never heard of him’: Many Arsenal fans react to reported interest in 23-year-old

Arsenal are interested in signing Olympiacos defender Pape Abou Cisse this summer, according to a report by 90Min.

They report that the Gunners watched the 23-year-old centre half extensively last season and want him regardless of whether William Saliba gets over the line.

The report also says that Cisse – who is a towering presence at 6ft 6in – is valued at around £10 million by the Greek club, putting him within Arsenal’s summer budget.

Arsenal’s scouts reportedly believe he’s ready to become a regular starter at the Emirates Stadium, and it’s likely he’d be thrust centre stage anyway – especially with the uncertainty over captain Laurent Koscielny’s future.

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The report got a mixed response from Gunners fans on Twitter, but the overwhelming consensus was that not many of them have seen Cisse play before.

That could mean he’s something of a hidden gem – and he does play in a position where Arsenal badly need improvements – but some supporters aren’t convinced and would prefer more of a household name.

Cisse’s lack of experience and notoriety need not stop him from being a success or good value transfer for Unai Emery, however…

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