International breaks always throw up some transfer rumour or the other, but this time it seems to have churned out something that nobody would have been anticipating — talks of Lionel Messi’s prospective move to Arsenal FC.
The Messi-to-Arsenal rumour seems to have taken everyone aback, although it has been met with a lot of cynicism from fans and pundits alike.
However, the catch is that the FC Barcelona star reportedly wants A?600,000-a-week, if he is to move to the Premier League, and this is something that seems to have more-or-less ruled most clubs out of the running.
Some Arsenal FC fans greeted this news in a positive way. Here are some of the best positive reactions to the Messi transfer rumour, that the Gunners fans voiced on Twitter.
Just heard about the Lionel Messi to Arsenal rumour. Reaction: pic.twitter.com/74WXoZi9D2
a Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) November 16, 2015
a 888sport (@888sport) November 16, 2015
A couple of fans even pleaded with Mathieu Flamini, who owns a potential A?20 billion business, to pitch in for Messi’s transfer fee and wage-bill — sarcastically, we hope.
Lionel Messi wants 600k a week and is willing to join Arsenal. Make it happen Mathieu Flamini.
a Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) November 16, 2015
However, most of the fans seemed quite skeptical about this rumour. Here are some of them.
Messi wants to sign for Arsenal? Sure he does, just like I want to be President of the United States. a Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 16, 2015
Messi to Arsenal for A?600k per week eh? Someone wants a new Barcelona contract I see
a Mean Lean (@arsenalvision) November 16, 2015
If messi ever moved to arsenal it would be so funny seeing new fans come out of nowhere
a mitch (@oakss_) . November 16, 2015